Are you being judged? By others or even yourself? Are you innocent or guilty? Do you think that God can ever forgive you? Does it weigh you down? ◊ I was talking to a man once about Biblical faith and… Read More ›
Forgiven for What You Want to Forget?
Guilt, shame, insecurity, doubt, fear, even self-loathing – no one is immune from the consequences of our own brokenness and sin, current and past. How does God practically help us here? ◊ While many people put on a pretty good front,… Read More ›
A Lot to Learn From
There’s a person in the Bible that we’ve all heard of and know basic elements of his story. What’s interesting is the insight we get about God when dealing with a man’s many mistakes in life. ◊ Most of us are… Read More ›
Sex, Drugs, Sin, and Heaven
Does our sinful past doom us from entry into heaven? If you think the doors are closed due to a sullied past, think again. Consider the Parable of the Two Sons. ♦ Remember that kid in school who always told the… Read More ›
Clean Heart? Oh God.
Is your heart clean? Are you innocent or guilty? Do you judge yourself? Are you being judged by others? Do you think that God can ever forgive you? Do you care? ♦ Big questions you may not think much about. For some… Read More ›
More Evil and Conflicting Worldviews
A retrospective in light of tragedy in Nice, France: an update to a Biblical Viewpoint post first written on April 20, 2013 after the terrorist attack in Boston. Evil boldly manifested again in the public square gives rise to the… Read More ›
Small and Too Proud: the Atheists
There is widespread secularism if not growing atheism. Their position is understandable yet woefully misguided and even ignorant of that which they criticize or choose to ignore. ♦ There is a modern-day assumption that atheism is on the rise and that… Read More ›
Evil – Nature or Nurture?
A mass killing in Santa Barbara revives the longstanding debate on evil. Is evil in our nature or is it developed and nurtured? Yes and yes; of course it is. ♦ We’ve all now heard the horrific story of the deranged… Read More ›
So Really…Why Do Bad Things Happen?
Death, poverty, suffering, evil, war. Set-backs, trials, accidents, tragedies. If God is so good, why does He allow bad things to happen? Does He control this world? Does He even care? ♦ An innocent 9 year-old girl is plowed into by a 240 pound errant… Read More ›
A Unified Old and New Testament?
How often we are asked or consider our own doubts about the unity of the Bible? Isn’t the tone and coherence of the Old Testament so very different from the New Testament? ♦ Have you ever doubted the unity of… Read More ›
Solomon, Purpose and Meaning
To discover our true purpose in life we must reach beyond our own thinking of purpose and reach for the supernatural. ♦ In his best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren establishes that one’s life on this planet is… Read More ›
King Josiah’s Amazing Discovery
While it might be disconcerting to witness a once godly nation stray so far from its roots and original moorings, the story of King Josiah and his amazing discovery gives hope to renewal and righteous reforms. ♦ Josiah was eight years old… Read More ›