The Significance of the Virgin Birth

The Significance of the Virgin Birth

A high school student recently asked this question: What’s the point of the virgin birth? It doesn’t really add anything to the story. Everything could have happened as it did. There just doesn’t seem to be a point. And wasn’t the point that Jesus came to earth as a...
Reclaiming Christmas with our words

Reclaiming Christmas with our words

In the hubbub of Christmas, we can find it difficult to live in a way that demonstrates that we think it’s about more than just tinsel and turkey. Here, I offer a few ideas on how we might embody and reclaim the real Christmas spirit in the way we set our expectations...
Out, and Out, and Out: The Expanding Kingdom of God

Out, and Out, and Out: The Expanding Kingdom of God

 “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14 ESV).  “So the word of the Lord continued to increase and prevail mightily” (Act 19:20 ESV). Surprise for a Scientist In the late 1920’s American...
Why is the Bible Authoritative?

Why is the Bible Authoritative?

The Bible is the primary authority for all Christians. But this causes a problem when we are asked “why do you trust what the Bible says?” Whatever reason we have must be a higher authority still, because we trust that when it tells us to trust the Bible. Neither can...