Acts Wednesday: Chapter 2, Babel Reversed

This sign was a reversal of God’s judgment at the Tower of Babel. God’s judgment scattered and separated those people then, now He was uniting His people in the Spirit. At Babel no one could understand anyone else, but at Pentecost everyone could understand and hear God’s praises.

A Return to Eden

I’m going to take a slight detour from my series on silence to reflect on something that came up during this past month’s Misfits Theology Conference. I had the pleasure of sitting on a Q&A panel for the event and had the chance to answer a question about women in…

Pluralism, Christian Universalism, and Christian Inclusivism

So I have a pet peeve. As Christians, we are called to be wise, humble, and prudent. Over the last few years, I have see many Christians condemn doctrines in which they know very little about. So much so, that the doctrine they think they are condemning isn’t actually what…

Nephilim

Even for people who don’t know much about the Bible, this is a famous story. But for being so well-known, it raises a lot of questions and a lot of controversy: Did the Flood really happen? How widespread was it? Was it universal, or only regional? Was there really an ark, and was it large enough to hold all those animals? Where did the water come from? And who are the Nephilim?

“Raptus ab igne manu.”

The man rushed forward, eyes wildly searching, panting as the soot and ash coated his sweaty face and bear arms, blackening him and his clothes. The heat was oppressive, washing over him in unrelenting waves, staking it’s claim on yet another victim. His filth covered skin felt as if it…

“Damnum vitae.”

In the prime of his youth he decided it. The tantalizing prospect of life without the fear of death… His heart raced thinking of it. “One day,” he thought to himself, “One day they will have it all figured out. And I’ll put myself away until they do!” Of course, by “putting himself…

Doubting Thomas and the "Hiraeth" of Belief

Last night I found myself scrolling through the seemingly endless list of Grammy nominees and was surprised to find one nominated album was called “Hiraeth”. This was both exciting and troubling to me, exciting because hiraeth is a Welsh word and troubling because it is a word that is often…

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