The Thorny Issue of Cleansing the Land of Promise

One of the biggest difficulties when reading the Old Testament is how to deal with Israel entering the Promised Land and conquering the people that lived there before they got there. In order to understand the situation clearly, it is important to address a couple...

St. Patrick’s Confession*

1 My name is Patrick. I am a sinner, a simple country person, and the least of all believers. I am looked down upon by many. My father was Calpornius. He was a deacon; his father was Potitus, a priest, who lived at Bannavem Taburniae. His home was near there, and that...

Christians, Don’t Forget that Jesus was Hated

If I were to ask you if you’d rather be hungry, hated, and poor OR if you’d prefer to be full, well thought of, and wealthy…which would you choose? A better question, biblically speaking, would rather be would you want to follow Jesus OR would you want to follow the...

Why This Baptist Follows the Church Calendar

One of my favorite memories as a kid was the August 27th. It’s not simply because it’s my birthday, but typically the first day of school would fall either on my birthday or the week of. The excitement. The chills. The nervousness. The heightened expectation. I knew...