• Mickey Mouse Theology, Fortune Cookie Prophecy, and the Demise of Biblical Literacy

    “The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews.  Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.  Therefore many of them believed…” Acts 17:10–12 (NASB95) The missionary encounters experienced by Paul and Silas as recorded in Scripture are as diverse as they are exciting.  Whether it was sparking revival in the face of opposition, establishing the church despite the threat of life and limb, or raising people from a disastrous death so the preaching could…

  • The Real Mystery Behind Shemitah

    If you’re a follower of Jesus Christ like I am, the exciting expectation of the day of our Lord’s return is something, well, difficult to express in words.  Put simply, I can’t WAIT until the day that Jesus returns.  This is something I long for, pray for, and sometimes even find myself weeping about.  The reality of this day lives very strongly within me – the promise of resurrection for those who sleep, the conclusive death of death, the eternal glorification of the redeemed, the vindication and justice for those who have suffered wrongly at the hands of evil, not to mention the primary objective of that day which is God’s creation seeing their Creator face to…