But playing with house money took the sting out of my losses. I didn’t actually have anything riding on the game. A loss wasn’t actually a loss. It was a refreshing and freeing feeling to play the game only being able to win.
I’ve ripped on health & wealth theology (also called the prosperity gospel) for a long time. What I’d like to do here is slow down and examine the intent behind health & wealth theology, what parts are true biblically, and what parts come from reading the Bible incorrectly. When the New Testament gives verse after […]
Suffering is one of the most common reasons people doubt God. If God is so loving, how can such bad things happen? Trite statements by Christians only make this worse: Something good will come out this, just wait. God has a purpose for everything. Something good will come out of rape, child abuse, or the […]
When you ask God to take away your depression or anxiety and He doesn’t…
What does the Bible say about suffering? Turning off the kitten videos and finding God in lament I preached on Lamentations a couple of weeks ago, a book that rocked my world, and continues to rock my world. Essentially Lamentations is the prophet Jeremiah weeping in sorrow over Israel (Judah) finally losing the Promised Land. […]
I had the opportunity to preach at Trinity Church in Lansing this past Sunday on Romans 8:31-39. Romans 8:31 and Romans 8:37 are home run verses that we love (and I love), but if we’re not careful they can become verses we take out of context and use to formulate a theology that bad things […]