Fathers and Sons

Then Herod, with his soldiers, treated Him with contempt, mocked Him, dressed Him in a brilliant robe, and sent Him back to Pilate. That very day Herod and Pilate became friends. Previously, they had been hostile toward each other. Pilate called together the chief priests, the leaders, and the people, and said to them, “You have …

Evangelical Preaching

Evangelistic preaching literally means preaching good news. Religious cultures have shifted its meaning to be that it is trying to make believers out of unbelievers. Evangelical preaching literally means preaching doctrines that are found in the four New Testament “evangels,” or the four “gospels.” It troubles me that people who call themselves “evangelicals,” which means …

Forgotten Names

Remember Shammua? Probably not. How about Shaphat? No? Maybe Igal, Palti, Gaddiel, Gaddi, Ammiel, Sethur? Nahbi? Geuel? In contrast, how many people have named their children after Caleb? How about Joshua? You don’t remember those first guys because they are only famous for doubting Yahweh. Joshua and Caleb are heroes for believing Him. (See Numbers …

Being Late

Timing is very important. I had a job that was as likely to require me to report to work at 3:00pm one day as 3:00am the next. My alarm would go off, and I would wake up trying to remember whether it was daytime or nighttime. The longer I studied the situation, the more likely …