How do I give my life to Jesus? How do I become a Christian? How do I truly become a follower of Jesus?
The Ten Commandments seem like the beginner's level of being a Christian. But as I reread them, I was surprised by how many of the commandments conflict with things I really like to do.
Summary: There's just something about the old days. No, not those old days. The old old days. The days way back before your grandparents were born; the days where black people were slaves and women wore corsets and didn't go to school. There's something about those days that makes them so easy to either romanticize or ridicule, … Continue reading You’re Being Really Extra (Exodus 25)
Summary: It is impossible to avoid disappointment. No matter who we marry or how much squad goals our friend group is, they will disappoint us. We will disappoint them. It's life. We all can more or less accept this and live with it. That's why it's so surreal to consider the one Person who breaks … Continue reading Let’s Try That Again (Genesis 17)
Summary: "Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! Oh what a foretaste of glory divine..." This popular hymn is filled with hope, confidence and surety. These things are difficult to come by these days. With natural disasters, economic inequality, racism, sexism, horrendous presidents…one begins to wonder just how much hope can be reasonably had in a God that … Continue reading How Can I Know? (Genesis 15)
Summary: You know anybody whose kids are just straight up bad? The kid never sits down. The kid never shuts up. Won't a day go by without the kid getting spanked or punished. These last few chapters of Genesis have reminded me of a bad kid. God's people won't stop messing up! First they ignore … Continue reading A Promise (Genesis 9)