I recently watched the video below and thought it was a fascinating take on the current state of thought among young people. Telling the truth is hard for many people, but is college making it even harder?
In Cross Vision, the condensed version of The Crucifixion of a Warrior God, Greg Boyd begins by highlighting troubling Old Testament texts—passages that show God commanding violence and even genocide, and narratives where God engages in violence. Boyd doesn’t deny the divine inspiration of these Scriptures, but he calls them the elephant in the room because they […]
Here’s an adapted selection from my new book Surprised by Hell: Unexpected Discoveries in the Bible and Church History. “People are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment” (Heb. 9:27). That statement has often been used to support the idea that there are no second chances after death. Death closes the door on the […]
Walking with God changes us on increasingly deeper levels. As a result, it inevitably leads to a positive change in our motives. To the elders, Peter writes, Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be (1 […]
Are you going through a tough time? How will you get through it? What will help you keep your sanity when you are at your wit’s end? David writes, Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. (Ps. 36:5) Imagine yourself in a country setting without tall buildings to block your […]
Dear Christian Parents of Teenagers: Your children have probably heard a lot of Bible stories in Sunday School. And the Vacation Bible School programs they attended were most likely amazing. And now they may be hearing engaging Bible messages in your church’s youth group. But something is missing. They are on their way to college […]