There is a Wrong Way to Read the Bible: 2 Peter 3:15-16

There are so many different ways that Christians interpret the Bible. It is tempting sometimes to want to affirm everybody’s interpretation when there is so much conflict. We want to bring peace and unity among Christians (Matt. 5:9; John 17:21). We want to be humble (Matt. 7:1; Rom. 11:34). But it is a mistake to Read More …

Searching for Wisdom: Proverbs 2:1–6

In my current season of life as an undergrad, the Book of Proverbs has been my go-to book of the Bible. One passage in particular that I go to again and again is Proverbs 2:1–6: My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and Read More …

Writing Humor: An Example from G. K. Chesterton

I love reading older literature because I learn so much about how to write literature today from how it was written in the past. One thing I am often impressed with is how older writers like G. K. Chesterton were so good at writing humor. Chaucer and Shakespeare were skilled in this too, as was Read More …

Raffle Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the three winners of my raffle contest! You will receive your prizes soon. Over thirty people participated in this contest from all over the world (United States, Scotland, Indonesia). Between all the people who entered and the various methods they used, there were over 3,500 entries in the raffle competing for the prizes! Read More …

FREE Raffle Contest!

Over on my Facebook page, I’m running a free raffle for $150 Amazon gift card! Second and third prizes are a $50 and $25 Amazon gift card. Raffle ends in a couple weeks on March 26th, 2018. There are four ways to enter your name for the drawing: #1. Comment on this post to enter Read More …

“I Kept You From Sinning”

Abimelech was the king of Gerar. A wealthy nomad named Abraham moved into his city one day, bringing along his sister Sarah. When Abimelech saw how beautiful she was, he took her for himself. Sometime later God came to Abimelech in a dream and told him the truth: Sarah was already married, and her husband Read More …

Advent Devotional: He Knows Our Pain

This was originally written for the 2017 PBA Advent Devotional Guide. Due to the high volume of quality submissions, it was not ultimately included in the guide, but I’m leaving it here instead. Click here to receive daily advent devotionals this season from the PBA community. Hebrews 4:15-16 (ESV): For we do not have a Read More …

Are Men and Women Equal?

Are men and women equal? I wish I could just say “yes” and leave it at that. But the word “equality” has become so ambiguous and politically charged in our society that a simple “yes” will almost guarantee that half my readers misunderstand me. A more detailed response drawn from the Scriptures is necessary to Read More …