October 24, 2017

Rethinking the Text: Genesis 6

By Chaplain Mike Today I am following up on Jeff's "Difficult Scriptures" post from last week on the first part of Genesis 6. Though this text has a long history of interpretation with much imaginative speculation, I have … [Continue reading...]

The New Battle for the Bible, part 1

By Guest Blogger Daniel Jepsen Coming of age in a fundamentalist church in the 70’s left one feeling a little like a Titanic passenger who’s made it onto the life boat: Yes, it’s kind of cold and cramped in here, and no, … [Continue reading...]


"On the whole I do not find Christians, outside of the catacombs, sufficiently sensible of conditions. Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of … [Continue reading...]

Al Mohler Is Right. Now What?

By Chaplain Mike Al Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, icon of the conservative and Calvinistic resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention, and public voice of the Christian right in … [Continue reading...]

What he said to them, and how she answered

By Chaplain Mike As the young couple stood before the minister, dressed in wedding finery, room filled with well-wishers, a life stretched out before them, this is what he said to them. "A reading from 1 Corinthians 13: Love … [Continue reading...]

Why Is Faith So Hard?

I have friends who not long ago risked all on the call of God, and lost everything. Let's call them Seth and Emily. They clearly heard God call them to give up all they had and move to another country for a specific task. (I'm … [Continue reading...]

Violent Faith

We began our look at the subject of faith by asking a simple question: What if Jesus really meant it when he told his disciples things like, "Ask whatever you will in my name and it will be done for you." What if he did not lay … [Continue reading...]

What Makes A Christian?

A story in this past Saturday's Ramblings talked about President Barak Obama's confession of faith in Jesus. He called himself a "Christian by choice." Yet some of this community refuse to believe he is a true believer. Some think … [Continue reading...]

Beasts In The Kingdom

Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?" And the woman said to the serpent, ... … [Continue reading...]

What If He Meant It?

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer (Matthew 21:22 NIV). As parents of teenagers know, it's not the purpose of the errand. It's the opportunity to spend time with a creature who at times seems to be … [Continue reading...]