December 7, 2017

Music is the best. You can make that statement, and it can mean a myriad of things, all of them true. For example, music is the best pedagogical tool around. If it wasn’t why would virtually every child in the USA learn the alphabet from the same melody? If not, my eig...

December 4, 2017

I was the dinosaur kid. I think all children’s ministries and kindergarten classes are obligated by federal law to have one, and that kid was me. I voraciously consumed all books and videos related to dinosaurs. That means that my parents and grandparents all became ex...

November 30, 2017

In early October 2017, someone lit a fire in Hollywood. That fire has spread from Hollywood across the United States, and it has even touched off a flame in the UK. It was in early October that the allegations of sexual harassment and assault against film producer Harv...

November 27, 2017

In Exodus 10, Moses records that God gave him a purpose for his recurring face-to-face meetings with Pharaoh: that you may know that I am the LORD (v. 2). If one reads while on autopilot at this point, a major idea will fly right by, missed and unappreciated.

Often, whe...

November 21, 2017

As discussed previously, the act of giving thanks requires that one give that thanks to someone. One person recognizes that without the other, his state would be different and lesser than it currently is. The ultimate expression of this is the Christian’s thankfulness...

November 19, 2017

We often think of Proverbs 31 relating to the excellent lady depicted in v. 10 through the end of the book. Less often, we consider the words to King Lemuel by his mother. 

This is one of the more obscure parts of Scripture, particularly the Proverbs, this has been a te...

November 17, 2017

When we grow accustomed to things, words for example, we can forget that they have an actual meaning. Of course, language changes and usages change (I can think of at least five different ways to use the word “shotgun” right now), but we can find ourselves in a quandar...

November 14, 2017

When we read a story, we have a tendency to attempt to identify with at least one person in the story. Usually, we seek to identify with the protagonist or the hero, thinking about what sort of courage one would need to have to overcome the obstacles necessary to reach...

November 2, 2017

It was a year ago this week that I realized that Facebook wasn’t for me any more.

As the week of Thanksgiving drew nigh, it just seemed like a good time to take a break. I was stuck in the bed, recovering from surgery, and I had a host of books to read. My original th...

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