Desiring God: Parenting in the Valley of Dry Bones

"They said they were sorry.  They picked up their toys with force and temper.  They mouthed 'yes, sir.'  Though you've taught them the form of what to feel, do, and say, you recognize in these moments how helpless you are to change their hearts.  This is when we need the same thing Ezekiel did that… Continue reading Desiring God: Parenting in the Valley of Dry Bones

Bearer of the Remnant

Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb; even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you.  I have made, and I will bear; I will carry… Continue reading Bearer of the Remnant

Video Post: Warnings from a Modern Day Prophet

As Christians, we use the term prophet cautiously because of how many false prophets there are and have been.  Prophecy is not necessarily about predicting the future, but about speaking from God to national leaders and to the people of the nations.  In my opinion, if you have to label yourself a prophet then you… Continue reading Video Post: Warnings from a Modern Day Prophet

An Introduction to Bible Prophecy

Prophecy has been something that has captivated mankind for centuries.  It's a mystery that is found in the lore of civilizations around the world, often times as related to a religion (though not always).  Prophecy, as it's typically understood, can be categorized as a predictive forecast of an event or series thereof.  That, then, begs… Continue reading An Introduction to Bible Prophecy

Yom Hashoah, or Jesus, Joseph & The Holocaust

Sundown marks a very important day for not just Israel, but for all Jews around the world.  The day is Yom Hashoah, known in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day.  It commemorates the systematic extermination of Europe's Jewish population by Nazi Germany during World War II. Shoah, Not Holocaust For the sake of you, the reader,… Continue reading Yom Hashoah, or Jesus, Joseph & The Holocaust

Why Does God Allow Evil?

This question is timeless.  It's one that we've all heard many times, and it's one that will continue to be asked until Jesus returns and puts an end to it.  But how do we, as Christians answer this question?  Rather than offering a simple answer, I want to break down the question itself and go… Continue reading Why Does God Allow Evil?

A New Lesson from the Feeding of the 5,000

Today at church the pastor's sermon focused on the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000.  It was a good sermon, and I am always moved by his passion for preaching the Word of God but it wasn't his points that jumped out at me.  It wasn't the passion with which he spoke, and it… Continue reading A New Lesson from the Feeding of the 5,000

Pray for Kenya

Prayers out to the survivors and the victim's families of today's attack by al-Shabab on a university in Kenya killing at least 70 Christian students.  The students were asked, "Are you Muslim or Christian?" The Muslims were released and the Christians were executed. As many of you know, my family and I have spent the… Continue reading Pray for Kenya

Q&A: Why Don’t Christians Celebrate Passover?

This question comes from a good friend in Sarasota, FL USA.  She wanted to know why we as Christians don't celebrate Passover.  Now the typical answer is, "Because Passover is a Jewish holiday and we're not Jews."  But permit me to challenge that typical thinking and really dive into the meat of why Christians today… Continue reading Q&A: Why Don’t Christians Celebrate Passover?

6 Years o’ WordPress!

Today marks 6 glorious years since I launched my first WordPress.com blog, RebornJumpman: Rant's, Theories, & Random Observations.  Since then, 283 have followed me and many more supported my blogging between RebornJumpman and Ancient Abandon.  A lot has happened over the last 6 years, but I wanted to take a moment and thank you all… Continue reading 6 Years o’ WordPress!