Favorite Undergrad Papers: The Reliability of the Gospels

Click here for more posts in this series. This was the last undergrad research paper I wrote. I think it was one of my best papers, and it is certainly one of my favorites. For the foreseeable future, this will be the last paper I share in this series. Thanks for reading! The Reliability of Read More …

Psalm 77 — Finding Relief in the Lord in a Season of Distress

This is the outline from a teaching I gave this past Sunday on Psalm 77. This is just an outline, not a full manuscript. But I added a few extra paragraphs and sentences to fill it out a little. I recommend reading Psalm 77:1-20 first and then going through the outline with the psalm open Read More …

Favorite Undergrad Papers: Exegesis of Job 7:17-21

Click here for more posts in this series. This was a short exegetical paper I wrote for the class “Exploring the Old Testament” with Dr. Maxwell in Fall 2016. I don’t know if I’ll share my other exegesis papers in this series, but I had to at least share this one since it is this Read More …

“Profiting from the Word of God” — 9 Questions to Ask Ourselves

I posted this on social media at the beginning of the year. But things get buried so quickly there, and I’ve found these questions really helpful to me in examining my own heart and life as I read the Scriptures. This is basically a summary of A. W. Pink’s book Profiting from the Word of Read More …

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 …

“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 …

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 …

Who Does God Love?: Exodus

This is part of a blog series entitled “Who Does God Love?” The series explores how God’s love for the world is to be understood in light of his hatred for those who do wrong (Ps. 5:5-6). In this post, we will examine what the book of Exodus has to say on this matter. Click Read More …

Who Does God Love?: Genesis

This is part of a blog series entitled “Who Does God Love?” The series explores how God’s love for the world is to be understood in light of his hatred for those who do wrong (Ps. 5:5-6). In this post, we will examine what the book of Genesis has to say on this matter. Click Read More …