Friday, February 19, 2016

Can a Christian Want Borders?

If life is a quest for the truth, there will be times when you will have to look at subjects you don’t want to consider. Today, I find myself in that unfortunate position. I don’t like thinking about Pope Francis I, and I really don’t like thinking about Donald Trump. When the two of them buck heads, though, I’m left with very little option other than to discuss it. It raises spiritual questions that simply cannot be ignored.

Why Are We Happy?

Some themes run throughout the Bible. You’ll come across it one place, sort of forget about it, but then see it again somewhere else. Over time, those reminders from multiple perspectives start to stick. If you see them often enough, they become more than information. They can start to shape the way you think and live your life.

Friday, February 12, 2016

What is a United Heart?

A basic premise of Christianity is that we are fractured. Our hearts are broken. On the one hand is the image of God, which is what we are created to be. On the other is the enemy of God, which is what our selfishness has made us. Both make up human nature, but both are at odds with each other.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Why Would God Condemn a Census?

Sometimes we avoid difficult stories in the Bible, and that can be a problem. Now, it isn’t always. There are occasions when they would just be a distraction, times when people want to talk about an obscure passage because they do not want to face the straightforward truths in different places. And other times, discussing the esoteric is no more than a way to prove knowledge rather than increasing wisdom.