Heaven is for Real and I don’t need a 4-year old to tell me

Full disclosure before you read: I have not read or seen Heaven is for Real, and I probably will not in the future. Today, the feature film Heaven is for Real hits theaters across the country and it will, no doubt, make a box-office splash. The film is based on the book of the same title—a book which is…

The Goal of Creation is God’s Glory

In case you (like myself) need to be reminded: We were created for God’s glory (Isa. 43:7). Everything we do should be done for God’s glory (1 Cor. 10:31). We were made in the image of God, to reflect his glory, but we have fallen short of it (Gen. 2:27; Rom. 3:23). Paul says that…

God Loves Us Because He Loves Us

God’s heart is to carry us as a man carries his son (Deut. 1:31). Yet, despite God’s word, how often do we refuse him (Deut. 1:32)?  Still, how much more often does God say, “You transgressor! You stubborn of heart! You have no faith in me. You are running to everything else and whoring after…

Why God Quenches His People’s Thirst

Isaiah 41:17-19 tells us that God will quench his people’s thirst.  In the first part of the chapter, God is shown to be a warrior king who redeems his people from their worm-like state of being (vv. 13-14). At the end of the chapter, God tells us why he quenches the thirst of his people…

Jesus is the Blazing Center of Social Justice

Last night here in Pretoria, I went to a showing of the newest Invisible Children movie.  Before the movie was played, I was in the main building where there were dozens of Christian ministries and non-profits represented.  I didn’t know everything would be so “Christian” because I knew that Invisible Children has never made any…

Automatic Transmissions and the Glory of God

The transmission in my Mazda 626 went out this week.  It still works for the most part, but the odds of it falling out of my engine and lying dead on the road soon are relatively good.  I’m not going to lie, that sucks.  I need a car and God knows that.  However, God has…