Racial conversations have a frustrating repetitiveness. Whenever another racially charged incident happens we regurgitate the same conversations. We speak of individual responsibility and systemic ills. We speak of our nation’s “original sin” of slavery and its lasting effects. We speak of the insensitivity of “others” whoever they may be. Elements of these conversations have validity; … Continue reading Let’s Re-frame Racial Dialogue in Biblical Terms
In the Tower of Babel incident, humankind multiplied their disobedience through a shared language, now we do the same through the shared platform of social media.
It happens more often than I’d like to admit. In the quiet stillness of the early morning, my ambition is to read the Bible. But I’ll frequently spend those opportune moments scanning through tweets, posts, and Internet articles instead of probing the depths of God’s Word. Endless Information I’ve noticed that when my reading consists … Continue reading An Anchor in the Information Age
If I had walked in late to the final plenary session at the inaugural Cross Conference, I would have simply thought I was listening to an impassioned sermon. But Pastor David Platt’s point in that session was to demonstrate that Scripture itself can be preached and the word of God should evoke a response at … Continue reading How to Memorize Entire Books of the Bible
Reading the Bible can be intimidating. It's a big book, with lots of contributors, written a long time ago, and with many levels of meaning. With so much to consider the hardest part of reading the Bible may simply be getting started. A Seminarian Struggles to Read the Bible I remember a season in my life when … Continue reading How to Start Reading the Bible