When God Answers in Questions

Job 38:4, “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.” God answering Job in his misery is my favourite section in the book. Like us, Job was asking why he was suffering and was demanding that God answer him. So, finally, God answers him, but not with…

God Doesn’t Owe You Anything

Job 41:11, “Who has first given to Me, that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is Mine.” Does the title of this article offend you? Good. Now I have your attention. I’m not a pastor yet, but in my studies and ministry training I’ve led several people to faith, encouraged brothers and…

Life After Death

John 11:17-27, Now when Jesus came, He found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. Bethan was near Jerusalem, about two miles off, and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to Him, but…

Cleansing

Job 14:4, “Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean thing? There is not one.” Sometimes we make big messes that are hard to clean up—wine on our shirt or carpet, grease on our jeans after working on our car. What’s even worse is that sometimes our best efforts to clean up the mess…

Following the Heart vs. the Spirit

Psalm 23:3, He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Everybody is looking for direction from something in life as a guide to lead to greater fulfilment. Many people look at wrong sources, such as daily horoscopes or the large variety of false religions that teach people they need…

Killing Lazarus

John 12:9-11, When the large crowd of the Jews learnt that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of Him but also to see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, because on account of him many of the Jews…

Reconciling Faith and Reason

This article has been modified to fit the audience of this blog from an essay written for the philosophy course, Christian Apologetics, at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Laws of Logic Faith and reason are often thought as being on two opposite sides of the philosophical spectrum. Christianity—indeed, all religions—are often considered to…