Terry Harrington spent 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit

A gripping story from Sports Illustrated about an Omaha man who unjustly spent 25 years in the Iowa State Pen for murder.  Here was an eye-opening paragraph: Harrington recalls the prison experience with a string of “de” words: demoralizing, degrading, dehumanizing. He has stories of gang fights and riots and inmates throwing feces on guards….

Three Questions about God’s Wrath

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. (Romans 1:18). Three important questions need to be answered: 1. Who is it revealed against? Paul writes that God reveals his wrath against ungodliness and unrighteousness of men.  He is revealing his…

“We are rich. Filthy rich.”

I love Mondays.  You see, I have Mondays off.  So I get to kind of relax as I spend time with the Lord in his word.  There’s (usually) no distractions and no work to go too.  As I sat down on the couch this afternoon, I looked around our apartment and said, “Lord, you have…

A Prayer I Need to Pray

My friend Marty Everding recently blogged on Hating God in Despising Justice. At the end, he wrote this prayer: Father help us today to believe more deeply that sin is always far more vertical in its aim than horizontal, and that it is far more evil than we can imagine. In light of this reality,…

Does God Love a Non-Christian’s Justice?

This question came from a blog of a pastor friend of mine.  He asked if we agreed or disagreed with this statement from an unnamed author: Everyone who struggles for justice, everyone who makes just claims in unjust surroundings, is working for God’s reign, even though not a Christian. Here was my short response: Yes…

God-Thoughts from Isaiah 31

This chapter tells us so many things about God.  Here’s four thoughts: God knows exactly what is going to happen in the future (vv. 8-9).  Open Theism is heretical because it puts human restrictions on a non-human God.  Open Theism says that God does not know and cannot see the future. This chapter plainly shows…