It is okay to feel small sometimes. We always need to remember we are significant, have value, and are incredibly loved by God. But we can experience those truths while also meditating on how small we truly all in this universe. As already mentioned, this turns us toward God in worship. But it also helps with our daily stressors and anxiety. It’s helpful to zoom out. It helps to know I am part of something way bigger than me. It helps to know that this whole operation doesn’t rise and fall on my shoulders. It helps to know God was on the throne before I was born and he will be on the throne after I am gone. It helps to know that when something feels like the end of the world… it isn’t.
Ep. 39: Interview with Mike Wittmer on the Bible, theology, and how to not leave your faith over conflicts with science and archaeology
Noah and Mike Wittmer talk through his most recent book, The Bible Explainer, a Q&A book on origins, the Old Testament, Jesus, the end times, and much more (over 250 entries). This is a fun and very helpful conversation that is sure to strengthen and encourage your faith.
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 […]
11/1 Creationism Origin Summit @MSU: Christians wrong in so many ways
Some Christian friends of mine are PhD students in one of Michigan State University’s science departments. They recently told me about the stir the November 1st Origin Summit is causing among their colleagues and about their tension in how to respond. The Origin Summit is a one day conference being held at MSU arguing for […]
God Didn’t Go Anywhere, We Just Paved Over Him
The typical knock on religion in secular, academic circles is that it was something primitive cultures came up with to explain the natural phenomena around them. They didn’t have science, so they conjured up an idea of “god” (typically “gods”) to explain the unexplainable. With our modern day technological and scientific discoveries, we can now […]