What Does Ecclesiastes 1:2 Mean?

“Vanities of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity” (Eccles. 1:2). All is Vanity Ecclesiastes begins with “All is vanity” (1:2) and ends with the same declaration […]

The Gospel in Acts

Spreading the Gospel Acts is the story of God’s grace flooding out to the world, from the cross and resurrection of Jesus in Jerusalem to the ends of the earth. […]

At God’s Mercy: Psalm 88

Psalm 88 is an individual psalm of lament by someone so overwhelmed with troubles (v. 3) that he is abandoned by his friends and feels abandoned by God. This psalm […]

When You Are Asked The Baby Question

“Where do babies come from?” At some point, you can count on being asked this question by your child. Preparing ahead of time can help make conversations more casual, more natural, and […]

The Difference Between Guilt and Shame

Philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre accurately describes shame as “a hemorrhage of the soul,” that is, a painful, unexpected, and disorienting experience. It is often linked to some painful incident—sin that has […]

How Does Jesus Build His Church?

 “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” – Matthew 16:18 When reading […]