“Come inside this instant, or I’ll throw your bicycle away!”
That was the threat I overheard my next door neighbor shout to his son one summer evening when we lived in Orlando.
The boy, accustomed to his father’s empty threats, practically ignored his command. Continue reading God Doesn’t Make Empty Threats
For years I misunderstood God. In my mind, He sought every opportunity to punish the wicked, particularly those who worshiped Him incorrectly. He loved His children but only out of obligation. If He allowed anyone into heaven, which almost never happened, He did so grudgingly. Continue reading Why God Loves to Love and How that Changes Everything
Yesterday President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un met in Singapore to begin discussions about the denuclearization of North Korea. Thousands place trust and hopes on the outcome of this historic summit; thousands are crippled by fear. We must never forget: God is in control! How, then, should we react to the North Korea summit?
Continue reading Spiritual Lessons from the North Korea Summit
Yesterday, Cincinnati city leaders admitted to an emergency response failure in the recent death of Kyle Plush. Pinned by a seat in his minivan while reaching for his tennis gear, the 16-year old called 911 twice but tragically suffocated to death waiting for police to rescue him. Officers couldn’t find him in time since they lacked key information from the 911 calls. Continue reading Why Doesn’t God Always Answer Our Spiritual 911 Calls?
My last article was about the problem of sin. In today’s article, we’ll begin unpacking God’s wonderful solution. The remedy lies in His character. Continue reading The Life is in the Blood
In my last article, we ended with the question, “Where should we start to learn the one gospel?” The answer is twofold:
“For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.” (Deut. 4:24). Wait — what? Isn’t jealousy a sin? In Galatians 5:20, it’s listed as a work of the flesh! 1 Corinthians 13:4 says, “love is not jealous.” But if 1 John 4:8 says, “God is love,” and love is not jealous, how can God be jealous? Continue reading How can God be Jealous?