“Day of War” by Cliff Graham

March 5, 2012 // 9 Comments

Have you ever walked out of an action movie wishing that someone with a bit of talent would make a movie based on a Bible story? The typical Hollywood blockbuster suffers from weak stories; the Bible is a source of rich stories. You would think it’s a perfect match. So why aren’t there any good movies about [...]

God doesn’t change; we do

May 20, 2011 // 38 Comments

In a recent post I argued that God is not a jealous God, even though he said he was. I am either the world’s greatest heretic, or I am confident that I know who my Father is! How can I say God is not jealous when it’s right there in black and white in both Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 6? Because I have learned [...]

Does God Kill Babies?

November 29, 2010 // 51 Comments

“And the Lord struck the child that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and it became ill… Then on the seventh day it came to pass that the child died.” (2 Sam 12:15,18) Now there’s a troubling verse! Does God really kill babies? Some would say “Yes,” because God is on the throne and nothing [...]

Does God Give and Take Away?

August 2, 2010 // 548 Comments

The whole Bible is good for you, but to understand the written word, you need to know the Living Word. Try to read the Bible without an appreciation of Jesus – who he is and what he has done – and you may end up taking someone else’s medicine. Some verses will appear to contradict others and you will get [...]

Psalm 51 – The Badness of David versus the Goodness of God

March 23, 2010 // 15 Comments

Christians sometimes battle with guilt and condemnation even though God declares them “not guilty” and Christ has given us the gift of “no condemnation” (Rms 8:1). Some think that the way to shake off these bad feelings is to confess their sins. This is a little bit like saying “I feel condemnation [...]