When People Are More Hardened than Statues

2 Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it into the house of Dagon and set it up beside Dagon [a carved idol]. 3 And when the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, behold, Dagon had fallen face downward on the ground before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and put him …

When Painful Things are Good

And he said, “It is the Lord. Let him do what seems good to him” (1 Samuel 3:18). God was going to totally wipe out Eli’s name from before his altar of service. Eli’s sons had lived corrupt lives (profaning the Lord’s sacrifices and taking prostitutes) and God was going to bring justice to this house for the flippant way …

Fresh Fruit in the Garden of Eden

My wife read me this quote out of Goldsworthy’s book, According to Plan , last night and I thought it was helpful in thinking through what was happening in the Garden. In Genesis 1:28 it is implied that we are created to make real choices between real options, even though this freedom is bound by the prescription to be fruitful …

Closer to Resolution

Okay. I could spend the time writing all my thoughts down and read a good book instead. I could do something a little more constructive as my dad taught me. I could spend less time in front of a screen clicking away and be outside moving my bones. OH! What to do? I was lying in bed last night wrestling …