The Struggle is Real

A Year for Holiness Devotional Post Featuring Job 31:1

Casualties & Combatants

A Year for Holiness Devotional Post Featuring Deuteronomy 20:1

Biblical Marriage Part I: Contracts & Covenants

Websites, media channels, and blogs will give you a plethora of explanations of how marriage should be defined and why, but to understand the biblical view of marriage we need to first understand WHY it’s important.  Both the Old and New Testaments put an emphasis on this “institution” and it’s context in society.  They bothContinue reading “Biblical Marriage Part I: Contracts & Covenants”

Hanukkah: Abomination & Dedication- a Practical Application

Read Part II: Hanukkah & the God-Man “We are not human beings on a spiritual journey; we are spiritual beings on a human journey.” – Frank Burns, Pastor, South Shore Community Church The history of Hanukkah is an amazing story of devotion to God by His people in the midst  of apostasy and oppression (seeContinue reading “Hanukkah: Abomination & Dedication- a Practical Application”

Hanukkah & the God-Man

Read Part 1: Hanukkah Blessings: a Christian Celebration If you’re like me then you never really gave much thought to the connection between Jesus and Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights often seemed to me to be little more than another winter holiday that had no bearing on my own life. However, in recent yearsContinue reading “Hanukkah & the God-Man”

Hanukkah Blessings: A Christian Celebration

Today is Wednesday 17, December 2014.  For most Christians in this country (USA), today marks 9 days until Christmas.  Only 9 days of shopping left before the big day!  However today also marks the first day of Hanukkah, commonly considered the Jewish Christmas-alternative.  But Hanukkah is so much more than another not-Christmas holiday.  It hasContinue reading “Hanukkah Blessings: A Christian Celebration”

Hozier- Take Me to Church, or Why Non-Christians Don’t Like Christians pt. 2

Click here to read part 1 I’ve heard Hozier’s Take Me to Church in a number of places in recent days and it’s been on my mind a lot.  The song is amazingly well-written but I am troubled by the message of the song for two reasons. It offers, yet another, insight into why non-ChristiansContinue reading “Hozier- Take Me to Church, or Why Non-Christians Don’t Like Christians pt. 2”