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 is a song of distress and misery that offers no simple answers for the grief, […]

Helping Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

Children can experience trauma from a variety of experiences, including neglect, physical, sexual, or psychological abuse, death of a loved one, bullying, racial trauma, sickness, and more. Trauma occurs when children are exposed to an experience perceived as threatening or harmful and respond with intense fear that affects them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.   The compassionate and […]

Trauma, Children, and God

Children can experience trauma from a variety of experiences, including neglect, physical, sexual, or psychological abuse, death of a loved one, bullying, racial trauma, sickness, and more. Trauma occurs when children are exposed to an experience perceived as threatening or harmful and respond with intense fear that affects them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The compassionate and […]

Pre-order Bundle: God With Us

My devotional, God With Us: 365 Devotions on the Person and Work of Christ, releases soon. I am excited to announce that everyone who orders the devotional before the end of 2021 will receive 5 books for FREE. If you pre-order God With Us you […]

No Creed But the Bible?

The so-called fundamentalists of our day join hands with liberals on this point with their well-known slogan: “No creed but the Bible”. Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology, 33. Tradition is the fruit of the Spirit’s teaching activity from the ages as God’s people have sought understanding of […]

The Athanasian Creed

It is sometimes said that you cannot describe the Trinity without committing some sort of heresy. Either you make God out to be three gods, or you make the three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) into a sham and pretense. The reason for this […]

Why Study the Book of Ecclesiastes

Examining Life Socrates is known for his famous quip that the unexamined life is not worth living. The book of Ecclesiastes offers a poignant reflection on this point. The book of Ecclesiastes is named after its central character, Qohelet (translated “the Preacher” in the ESV). Qoheleth is the Hebrew […]