The One-Sided Box

“Does God only work through violating the laws of nature? Can He not use the laws of nature He designed to accomplish His purposes? Could He not have providentially ordered the world so as to bring about life through a natural unfolding of what He had sovereignly decreed? … We must remember that when we…

An Inadequate God

With one breath we plead with the Creator. Yet in another we declare him unchangeable. In one moment we worship God for being all-loving, all-forgiving, and holy. Yet in another we secretly cower before a Creator that does not appear to consistently embody these traits. Is this a God that lives in the loopholes and…

Tithe?

Appease and be spared. Sacrifice and be blessed. These are the ways of the gods. Humanity has primarily seen their deities and spirits in this context. Not much has changed. We still see our God the same way. Much of the Christian church perpetuates a transactional relationship with a deity that it claims loves and…

The Truth About Love

Love. Yes, it is romantic.  We are attracted sexually and emotionally to the qualities we have longed for in another and also to the attributes we never knew we desired. Yes, it is unconditional. We learn to sacrifice and put the other’s needs before our own with no desire for recompense. Yes, it is chemical….

Faith in Faith? Or Faith in God.

Faith–a beautiful and challenging act of complete trust and confidence. It is a choice that grows stronger the more we decide to choose that mindset. The human psyche is phenomenal in that sense. The more we fuel faith, the more natural it becomes until it is practically second nature. However, this nature of faith is…