Hear O Peoples, The Messiah Is One

A few people have begun to advocate the notion that Israel believed that they were the seed and Messiah that was prophesied. As I have read more it has become clearer that there was one person that the Hebrew Scriptures attest and point toward. As Athanasius says in On The Atonement: Did not the nations always regard Israel with implacable …

What's In a Name…Not Much

One of the things that makes me smile is when someone comes up to me and asks me if I knew that some famous person was a Christian. My favorite has been: “Matt, did you know that Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony all became Christians.” For those of you that don’t remember this rap group, they sang a song called “Crossroads”, which is a …

Plucking Eyes Out as a Gift from God?

The book of Judges weaves the tragedy of Samson’s life. Most of us automatically think of his strength, forgetting his most glaring characteristic. Samson was a weak man in his spiritual life. He is the icon of what it means to have all the looks but really being a wimp on the inside. He is like the Wizard of Oz …

Demise in Delilah's Den

You would think that Samson would have caught on to the fact that certain women cannot be trusted (especially those who have no fear of God in their heart). Some women seek only to promote themselves and move up the food chain of comfort. So it is with his new crush, Delilah. I begin to wonder about the size of …