If we miss how the Scripture always points to Jesus Christ, we will miss out on life itself. Continue reading Is the Bible Always Literal?
If you are feeling confined in your own home, or if you are weighed down by the indefinite length of time this will last, meditate on love. Love will bless your experience of space and will bless your experience of time. Continue reading Godly Love Alters Time and Space
I have been reading through the Gospel of John, and I have been reflecting on two stories that particularly highlight the glory of Jesus. And I’d like to share them with you also. Continue reading The Glory of Jesus Displayed in Us
For the Christian, there is a starting point, a goal, a setting, and a vehicle. Here’s what Philippians 2:14-15 says: Continue reading A Snapshot of the Trajectory of the Christian Life
We treat the minutes of our day much like we treat the dollars in our pocket, considering how we might spend what we mistake to be ours. Continue reading How Does the Bible Talk about Time?
As someone who knew Jesus personally, John offers his introduction. Here are three snapshots of how John describes his friend and Savior. Continue reading What John 1 Taught Me about Who Jesus Is
Last year around Christmas, I wrote to affirm the infinite value of re-reading familiar passages of the Bible, like the story of Jesus’s birth in Luke chapters 1 through 2. And this year, I want to also affirm the practice of looking at multiple places in the Bible to increase our joy this Christmas season. I want to structure our brief, very incomplete tour of … Continue reading Jesus’s Birth, through Four Biblical, Literary Forms
I’ve been reading through the book of Isaiah, and there have been many moments where I’ve stopped and thought, Wow. You just cannot read the book of Isaiah without feeling awe for God’s power, shame for humanity’s foolishness and sin, and praise for the Messiah who, from our future perspective, fulfilled the promises Isaiah made about Him. One of the many elements in this book … Continue reading Two Amazing Truths the Bible Says about Itself
These men were David’s servants, and they were faithful to him. And their story can teach us about the root of faithful service and the reward it brings. Continue reading The Root and Reward of Faithful Service
The New Testament offers these (at least) three overviews of the whole of salvation (idea originally from Sinclair B. Ferguson’s The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction). Read these and reflect on how they reveal God’s glory. Continue reading 3 Concise Overviews of Salvation from Scripture