We always like it when someone can get down on our level, and relate to us where we are in our understanding on a specific topic. When we are young children, it is helpful for an adult to get down on their knees and get at our eye level when they explain something to us.
I have to admit something. This question haunts me: Who is Jesus? Sure, we can revert back to our Sunday School lineage and spout out answers from off the top of our head, such as: Son of God, Savior, Messiah, and any other term you learned to call Jesus when asked this question in a small group setting. Now, before you get upset with me and write me off as another hedonist trying to show you my holy ways, give me the chance to explain myself.
IntroductionHow do you define a living thing? Does it move? Does it think? Does it respire? In essence, does the subject have what we would consider to be living qualities? These are questions we must ask ourselves when deciding on whether something is living or not, and through observations and logical reasoning we can come to conclusions about life.
I see her sit, upon the grit,
whilst no one is around.
Deep down she knows, straight to her toes,
she’s lost, not yet been found.
It was in a flea-infested and dim-lit basement in Jacksonville, Alabama where I sat down to write Five Flaming Arrows. I had no external motivators, no one telling me to “Just do it” or “Hey, it’s been awhile since you sat down to write… so write!” All I had was an internal desire to write something amazing; to write something that honored God and actually helped people whom I had counseled.
So the other night I had an interesting dream. It was the kind of dream that feels completely real. I guess that’s why it was so terrifying.
This is one of the most uncomfortable articles I have ever written. I came across this passage in Corinthians chapter five the other day, and while I have read through the New Testament numerous times, it only stood out to me this time as bizarre. Perhaps it’s the more sympathetic personality within me coming to the surface, or the loads of coffee I’ve been drinking, but either way I found it to be extremely alarming. I will give you the passage in the English Standard Version (ESV) first, then we will discuss its context and implications.
I recently finished reading a literary masterpiece by C.S. Lewis called Mere Christianity. It’s a book about many different Christian topics, misconceptions, and ideas that are explained by Clive in great detail. Now, there are many different topics that I could focus on in this review, but for the sake of time, I will focus on my favorite four—or, as Lewis would say, “favourite four”.
There are many views people take when talking about Biblical prophecy. One is that all the Old Testament prophecies can all be explained away by logic and reasoning. The other is that they are supernatural; that is, prophecies breathed out by God through man, and them coming to pass attests to God’s all-knowing power. I, of course, align with the latter. I don’t believe you can simply explain away Biblical prophecy. It has been proven time and time again to be historically true. Therefore, it is something that gives great authenticity to the supernatural nature of the Bible. Something that sets it apart from other cults and religions around the world, and has allowed it to be a timeless and historically rich document.
My long-awaited book, Five Flaming Arrows, is about to be out there for the world to critique. Am I nervous? Absolutely, but I’m super excited to see the effect this book will have in the lives of others, especially those former campers of mine. This book was written for them. To help them in each of the five common areas of struggle: lust, death, science, anxiety and depression.