All Saints Day

All Saints Day is quickly approaching (Nov 1)! This is a Christian Holiday celebrated primarily within the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions (it’s less celebrated in Protestant tradition, as is often the case with events in the traditional Christian calendar). All Saints Day is where Halloween finds its origins Read more…

Whitewashed Tombs

Does the Old Testament have authority for New Testament believers as scripture? One of the most common questions that my students ask is “What’s the difference between the covenant in the Old Testament and the covenant in the New Testament?” Often times the underlying question driving this question is related Read more…

Incline Your Heart

In this post I wrote about the phrase, “incline your ear” as an idiom meaning “please pay attention!” I said that this frequent expression in the Psalms reminds us that it’s okay to feel desperate in the Christian life and that God expects us to call to Him for help Read more…