• As In the Days of Noah

    Noah lived in the midst of evil. We do too. Whether you believe the coronavirus pandemic is judgment from God on a rebellious world, a wake-up call for believers or merely evil resulting from a fallen world, the task in front of every Christian remains the same—to persevere in faith.

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  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon

    Coronavirus: Bursting Babylon’s Bubble

    We can recognize Babylon as any society that makes wealth acquisition its top priority at the expense of others (i.e., slavery in Rome, or enslavement by debt in modern societies) and one that opposes God’s standards of morality while persecuting Christians who would stand against its man-made standards.

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  • Gathering Manna Daily

    This Is the Day That the Lord Has Made! – Part 2

    If you are like me, this coronavirus pandemic has been a wake-up call. Bible verses that used to sound pleasant and encouraging to my ears now sound life preserving. “Redeeming the time, for the days are evil” has a more urgent ring to it. Verse after verse tells me that today is the day to trust and obey God. This is the day to walk in the Holy Spirit, totally surrendered to God and enjoying his presence. Today is the day to abandon all worry and find comfort in the promises of God. This is the day to follow Jesus as his disciple, observing all that he has commanded me.

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  • Gathering Manna Daily

    This Is the Day That the Lord Has Made!

    If you are like me, this coronavirus pandemic has been a wake-up call. Bible verses that used to sound pleasant and encouraging to my ears now sound life preserving. “Redeeming the time, for the days are evil” has a more urgent ring to it. Verse after verse tells me that today is the day to trust and obey God. This is the day to walk in the Holy Spirit, totally surrendered to God and enjoying his presence. Today is the day to abandon all worry and find comfort in the promises of God. This is the day to follow Jesus as his disciple, observing all that he has commanded me.

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  • God Is Good

    God is not the author of evil. Scripture is clear on this matter. But Scripture also consistently asserts that God is sovereign over his creation. Evil is on a leash, restrained by the hand of the Almighty. God is in control.

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  • Is the Coronavirus Judgment from God?

    Surely Christians everywhere are asking this question or one like it. In the midst of this coronavirus crisis and thereafter we have a mission.

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  • “Thou Shall Not Covet” Is Not a Defense of Capitalism

    I recently saw a tweet admonishing Christians not to engage in the politics of envy (which the author ascribed to socialists) because to do so violates the 10th Commandment. I saw another that said God is the ultimate capitalist. These sentiments are not disconnected. In fact, those who think capitalism is “God’s ordained economic system” usually attribute envy (as the primary motivation) to anyone who challenges their worship of capitalism.

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  • Church

    How Do We Love God?

    Would your spouse say you loved them if you never demonstrated that love? If you always put your interests above theirs would your professions of love be believed? Surely no

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  • Christianity: Radical from the Beginning

    Where did Christians get the idea that Christianity is just one more thing to add to the “good life?” When did radical faith become quaint and eccentric and optional? How have so many of us come to the conclusion that we can follow Jesus and continue on with our usual way of life?

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  • America’s Fight for Freedom

    Whatever happened to America’s fight for freedom?

    Don’t get me wrong. Americans still fight for freedom, but for many people it’s a different kind of freedom than previous generations fought for.

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Economics

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Coronavirus: Bursting Babylon’s Bubble

We can recognize Babylon as any society that makes wealth acquisition its top priority at the expense of others (i.e., slavery in Rome, or enslavement by debt in modern societies) and one that opposes God’s standards of morality while persecuting Christians who would stand against its man-made standards.

Why Christians Care About Economics

How we make our money is just as important as how we spend it.

Economic activity is one of the most common and basic forms of human interaction and the Bible has much to say about it. However, it takes time to understand the complexities of our modern economy so that we can better apply God’s principles to our everyday activity. Here are five reasons your effort will be worthwhile.

Eschatology and Plumbline

Jerusalem Israel

The Last Days of Israel

Jesus wept over the city that rejected him knowing that unless they did, he would never be crucified. He wept knowing that unless they rejected him, the fountain that would cleanse from sin all who believe in him would never be opened in his side.

“Thou Shall Not Covet” Is Not a Defense of Capitalism

I recently saw a tweet admonishing Christians not to engage in the politics of envy (which the author ascribed to socialists) because to do so violates the 10th Commandment. I saw another that said God is the ultimate capitalist. These sentiments are not disconnected. In fact, those who think capitalism is “God’s ordained economic system” usually attribute envy (as the primary motivation) to anyone who challenges their worship of capitalism.

Faith Journey and Providence

As In the Days of Noah

Noah lived in the midst of evil. We do too. Whether you believe the coronavirus pandemic is judgment from God on a rebellious world, a wake-up call for believers or merely evil resulting from a fallen world, the task in front of every Christian remains the same—to persevere in faith.

Gathering Manna Daily

This Is the Day That the Lord Has Made! – Part 2

If you are like me, this coronavirus pandemic has been a wake-up call. Bible verses that used to sound pleasant and encouraging to my ears now sound life preserving. “Redeeming the time, for the days are evil” has a more urgent ring to it. Verse after verse tells me that today is the day to trust and obey God. This is the day to walk in the Holy Spirit, totally surrendered to God and enjoying his presence. Today is the day to abandon all worry and find comfort in the promises of God. This is the day to follow Jesus as his disciple, observing all that he has commanded me.

Gathering Manna Daily

This Is the Day That the Lord Has Made!

If you are like me, this coronavirus pandemic has been a wake-up call. Bible verses that used to sound pleasant and encouraging to my ears now sound life preserving. “Redeeming the time, for the days are evil” has a more urgent ring to it. Verse after verse tells me that today is the day to trust and obey God. This is the day to walk in the Holy Spirit, totally surrendered to God and enjoying his presence. Today is the day to abandon all worry and find comfort in the promises of God. This is the day to follow Jesus as his disciple, observing all that he has commanded me.

God Is Good

God is not the author of evil. Scripture is clear on this matter. But Scripture also consistently asserts that God is sovereign over his creation. Evil is on a leash, restrained by the hand of the Almighty. God is in control.