There was a sense of humility and worship around all of it. A sense of awe of God’s raw power. His power to bring up life from the dirt, create the balance of life that I participate in, and the fear and awe of being exposed to the elements in all of their beauty, grandeur, and terror.
Why Ken Ham’s Noah’s Ark Attraction Makes Me So Sad…
I read The Associated Press article “Noah’s ark of biblical proportions ready to open in Kentucky” (by Dylan Lovan) in the Grand Rapids Press this morning. There is one quote from this article that makes me so sad. Sad as a word doesn’t even begin to describe the depth of emotion and righteous anger I […]
If you want to see God, just open your eyes
A cup of dirt my 4-year-old brought home from “Garden Club” sits on my kitchen window sill. The transparent plastic gives all in the house a crystal clear view to this small sample of earth. Three tablespoons of water a week, that’s what this cup of dirt needs. Just three tablespoons of water poured onto […]
Can You Believe in Evolution & Be a Christian?
I was so sad after talking with someone in our ministry who had recently put their faith in Jesus and gotten baptized. I asked this person how their Bible study was going and they told me it wasn’t…because they didn’t believe anymore. I asked them why they didn’t believe and they told me it was […]
Talking Points With Other Genesis Heretics Like Me
I’ve been preaching on Genesis at Crossroads and recently blogged on “Should We Read Genesis Literally?” While the response from people at Crossroads has been overwhelmingly positive, and we even saw a man put his faith in Christ because the roadblock he had surrounding Genesis was finally removed, the blog post received mixed reviews. This […]
Why I Believe in God (hint: It’s not because of the Bible)
For the past week and half, I’ve been reflecting on the Theology on Tap that we did at Tavern on the Square in downtown Lansing. It was our first T.O.T. and we plan to do one on the 3rd Thursday of every month. We tackled the topic, “Views of Creation” in an attempt to break […]