Help My Unbelief

In the account of the boy with the unclean spirit (Mark 9:14-29), the boy’s father says to Jesus, “If You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us” (v. 22). Jesus responds, “‘If you can!’ All things are possible for one who believes” (v. 23). Then, immediately, the father cries out, “I believe;…

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Geeking About the Psalms: Psalm 14

The Fool Says, There Is No God 1, The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. 2, The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God.…

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Geeking About the Psalms: Psalm 13

How Long, O LORD? 1, How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? 2, How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? 3, Consider and answer…

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My Pilgrimage to Israel: Walking the Land Jesus Walked

January 4 Today is the day I leave for Israel. It’s for a class as part of my pre-seminary studies and also a pilgrimage. I’m not as nervous as some classmates who’ve never been more than 200 miles from home because I’ve traveled internationally before both in and out of the Army. I signed up…

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Nice Christians Need To Man Up!

At what point in the Bible are we told to be pushovers? Too many Christian men and women alike have taken the “turn the other cheek” philosophy too far–to the point where they don’t even speak up when someone is wrong. We have a culture of apathetic, pushover Christians, and it makes little sense. When…

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