God’s Law

What if there were an app for that? [see description] It would be tempting. Think of it: no more nagging; no more hearing about how you’re wrong or insensitive or, whatever. But, you realize what you've done. You've turned him or her into an appliance. Every personal relationship has finality. Think of someone you know … Continue reading God’s Law

Stranger than Fiction

Imagine one day you realize you are a character in a story.  You thought your life was your own—that you could come and go as you please; that you had some sway over your future. But then, you begin to hear the voice of your author narrating you in the omniscient third person—explaining your actions, … Continue reading Stranger than Fiction

5 Principles for the Bible

It’s been called the “Monopoly of our Time.” Created by German board game maker Klaus Teuber, The Settlers of Catan has sold more than 18 million copies worldwide. It’s a deceptively simple game. Players compete to build the most successful colony on the fictional island of Catan. At the same time, the game is rigged … Continue reading 5 Principles for the Bible

Why Baptize Infants

Let’s imagine you come from a Christian tradition that practices “believers baptism” over and against “infant baptism.” You might say to your baby-baptizing sister in Christ, “Why does your church baptize babies? Our church waits till they’re old enough to believe. We don’t think baptism saves—automatically. The Bible says we’re saved by faith, not some … Continue reading Why Baptize Infants