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Maker. Defender. Redeemer. Friend.

Maker. Defender. Redeemer. Friend.

Al Mohler recalls talking to a pastor who, during the course of the conversation, said to him, “You know, one day, they’re going to put us in a box and they’re going to lower us into the ground and they’re going to throw dirt over us and they’re going to go back to...
Can What You Trust Be Trusted?

Can What You Trust Be Trusted?

Some 35 years ago, I was at a hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA with my pastor. He had been called there by church members who were facing tragedy. I happened to be at his house when he received the call. I was there to collect him and his wife to take them to the...
The Faith That Fears

The Faith That Fears

“Numbers teaches us that when God is with his people, the only thing they need to fear is their own sin.” This summary by pastor C. W. Faulkner is helpful. And the more I dig into the text of Numbers, the clearer this truth becomes. Spoiler Alert: Over the next...
The Biblical Optimist

The Biblical Optimist

The story is told of a psychiatrist who had two sons: the eldest a stark pessimist, the youngest an avid optimist. One Christmas, the good doctor decided to perform a holiday experiment. While his boys slept, he filled his eldest son’s bedroom with beautifully wrapped...
Rooted

Rooted

Yesterday, we considered the exhortation of the psalmist to believe that the God who had been faithful to past generations would be faithful to the present generation. We considered the truth that God’s steadfast love, which has proved so powerful to previous...
God of the Gaps

God of the Gaps

The term “God of the gaps” is used to describe the theological proposal that gaps in scientific knowledge provide evidence for God’s existence. Simply put, things that cannot be explained scientifically can be explained by the existence of an active God. For example,...