Finding Joy in Pain is Difficult

"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the Earth." -Psalm 100:1. The year 2016 was the most difficult year of my life. I was involved in a sledding accident that resulted in a mild concussion. A couple months later, my friend from high school passed away. For several weeks, my son Evan was having recurrent... Continue Reading →

Responding Biblically to Common Atheist Arguments

Here is a conversation between an Atheist and myself. He brought up 9 common arguments against the existence of God. His concerns were legitimate, but I believe the Bible has the answers to these emotional statements. 1. Objective Morality? Please. Rather, please explain the strange sense of whimsical morality and justice within the Christian tradition.... Continue Reading →

Faith and Works: Two Sides of the Same Coin

"What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?"- James 2:14 A family is on a road trip to the Grand Canyon. Shortly before they arrive, a young man comes out from nowhere and tells them to pull over quickly. "Don't... Continue Reading →

Only God’s Endurance Lasts Forever

For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you (1 Pet. 1:24-25)."  When I was in high school, my swim coach would... Continue Reading →

The Fear of the Lord Produces Wisdom

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy one is understanding (Prov. 9:10)." In the Bible, the word "fear" has many connotations. For instance, fear can mean respect in the way an employee views his or her boss (Josh. 24:14). It can refer to a scary or... Continue Reading →

Transgender, Transethnicity, Transage?

The Indiana State Legislature recently advanced Senate Bill 344, which extended limited civil rights to lesbian and gay people in employment, housing, and public accommodations. However, the bill did exclude protections for transgender people. Some Kokomo Common Council members of Indiana were not happy with the state’s decision. One member publicly expressed his desire to... Continue Reading →

Answering Sam the Skeptic’s Objection to the Resurrection of Jesus

If you don’t believe Jesus was God, then how do you explain the historical fact that his tomb was empty, there were several eyewitnesses to his postmortem appearances, and many of his disciples died for their faith? SAM THE SKEPTIC: Personally, I don’t even think Jesus existed. First, no secular evidence outside the Bible supports the... Continue Reading →

Meet Sam the Skeptic

I played Baseball growing up. Pitching was by far my favorite position in the game because it was a challenge for me to think strategically about every batter I competed against. For instance, I knew the first batter was the most consistent hitter on the team and usually the fastest runner. Therefore, I would throw Fastballs... Continue Reading →

What Worldview Are You Looking Through?

A professor at Duke University once said: "Evidence strongly suggests that humans in all cultures come to cast their own identity in some sort of narrative form. We are deeply rooted in story-telling." Do you believe this is true about yourself? I think all of us have different ways we relate to stories. Some of... Continue Reading →

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