The other night, it occurred to me how much the Christmas story is a tale of international intrigue. A head of state meets with visitors from another country and tries to co-opt them into providing sensitive information about a suspected security threat. But the conspirators are warned and escape to an African nation. Continue reading “Jesus the Spy”
Unjust things often happen to good people. Inconvenient things constantly happen to good people. Unpleasant things frequently happen to good people. Tragic things sometimes happen to good people. But nothing happens to God’s people that God doesn’t allow and bless. Continue reading “Bad things don’t happen to good people”
When I read about other countries destroying their own infrastructure, I ask myself why the United States doesn’t do the same thing. Well, we did once, in the 1860’s. And since then, maybe we just haven’t had a domestic cause important enough to die for.
Like a sword, the word of God is only powerful when it’s applied to a specific point, or along a specific line. Like a scalpel, its purpose is not to stimulate you generally, but to heal you precisely. It has to cut away something.