Christian Living, Observations

One Generation Away: the Juxtaposition of Joshua and Judges

If you’re anything like me, you sometimes wonder why certain books in our English Bibles are placed where they are. Sometimes the order makes perfect sense (i.e. the Pentateuch being the first 5 books in our Bibles), though sometimes the choices make little sense (i.e. the seemingly arbitrary order of Paul's epistles from longest to… Continue reading One Generation Away: the Juxtaposition of Joshua and Judges

God, Observations

Is Rest a Gift, an Inconvenience, or an Idol?

Somehow, Americans have the reputation of simultaneously being workaholics and slouches. I'm not going to try to figure out how. Like most aspects of American culture, it's complicated. There are several ways to view rest. Some of us view it as the chief aim in life. We live to be able to rest. We work… Continue reading Is Rest a Gift, an Inconvenience, or an Idol?

God, Observations

#MakeBabyNamesMeanSomethingAgain

I hope that this is a hashtag we can all get behind. Let me explain. When you read through the book of Genesis, you are introduced to a lot of people. I mean, seriously, person after person after person after person. It is after all the beginning of the story of everything and everybody, so… Continue reading #MakeBabyNamesMeanSomethingAgain