Day Six – The Roots of Unrest

  Should the Bible be taken literally or figuratively? The answer is an unequivocal “Yes!” Parts of the Bible are to be taken literally, while others are intended to be figurative. Jesus Himself said that the Scriptures cannot be broken … Continued

Why Identity Matters

The first day of summer, I thought, would be a great day to release my new book, From Glory to Glory: Finding Real Significance in an Image-Driven World. Little did I know that it was also National Selfie Day. Some … Continued

The Battle for Control

One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind … Continued

Repulsed by Old Testament Judgment? Good!

Have you ever taken the time to think about God’s character? John 3:16 is a popular passage that speaks of how much God loves us. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever … Continued

We Are Bothered by Injustice Because God Is Bothered by Injustice

Nazis were not nice people. In their quest for world domination, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party intentionally caused the deaths of well over 50 million people. We are not talking just about soldiers killing soldiers. The ultimate goal of … Continued

The Mystery of Violence Revealed

World peace! It is a vision long held by many. Each New Year, it seems, we try to cast off the violence of the previous year like a dog trying to shake off water. Unfortunately, dogs are much more effective … Continued

The Glorious Sweet Corn of August

You’ll find it there sitting in a corner of Hoss’s parking lot on most days in August. I speak of an old maroon pickup truck with wooden side boards and a green shaded canopy over the bed—a bed piled high … Continued

What Made America Great

For over 200 years the Thomas Nelson Company has held its goal to “honor God and serve people.” This made the publisher’s actions last week all the more interesting as they bowed to public pressure and pulled conservative author David … Continued

Happy or Unhappy Valley?

The date was October 29, 2011—once memorable in college football history. Down 7-3 to the Illinois Fighting Illini, the Penn State Nittany Lions drove the ball 86 yards, enabling Joe Paterno (JoePa) to become the winningest football coach in Division … Continued