The Good Neighbour

Luke 10:33, “But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.” Common biblical interpretation of this parable says we are the Samaritan and others are the half-dead man, which is somewhat true since Jesus says to do likewise (v. 37). But that is precisely the point:…

God Hears and Answers

Jonah 2:2, I called out to the LORD, out of my distress, and He answered me. The Christian calls out to God, and He answers. The Christian recognises his heart is curved in upon itself—full of the dark, self-serving, and malicious part of us called sin—and in this recognition calls out to God. The Christian confronts…

Baptism Kills and Recreates

Romans 6:4, We were buried, therefore, with Him by baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. Baptism performs two things in us: it kills us in our sin and raises us as new creatures who…

Review: More Than A Carpenter

Author: Josh McDowell & Sean McDowell Publisher: Tyndale House Rating: 4/5 stars Amazon Price: $6.11 (paperback) Bottom Line The McDowells give a terrific historical analysis of the historical Jesus. They list a great amount of evidence speaking to the authenticity of the Scriptures and the historical reality of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, especially considering how concise the book…

Allhallowmas: Saints, Feasts, and Holidays

With Halloween now behind us, I thought it good to give a history and etymology of this vastly celebrated day and the greater holiday season that surrounds it. So, where does Halloween come from? The answer to that is found in the day that comes after the celebrated day: All Saints’ Day. This day was…