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Special Offer and the $250,000 Give Away!

June 10, 2021 // 8 Comments

Zoom. Live streaming. Online worship. Virtual meetings. Facebook groups. Drive-thru communion. Churches and ministries are adapting to meet the realities of a post-Covid world. But while the emergence of new platforms and technologies has been a boon, one thing that has not changed is the need for top-notch [...]

Is the Husband the Head of His Wife?

June 3, 2021 // 23 Comments

Headship is revealed in sacrifice. In the same way that Christ gave himself up for the church, the husband gives himself up for his wife. He crawls through traffic, fights grizzly bears, and catches bullets for her. [...]

He Who Sows Sparingly

May 20, 2021 // 15 Comments

The church does a lot of things well, but one area where we sometimes drop the ball is money. I have seen rich leaders use threats to extort money from poor people. I’ve encountered churches that publicly name and shame non-tithers. And I know struggling families that borrow from loan sharks to pay their tithes [...]

Three Treats for the Feast of Ascension

May 13, 2021 // 17 Comments

Forty days after Easter brings us to the Feast of Ascension. Which means that people all over the world are today celebrating the ascension of Jesus into heaven. I’ve been thinking about the post-Easter period because I’ve recently added several hundred verses to the Grace Commentary, many of them having to [...]

Four People You Should Never Listen To

April 29, 2021 // 24 Comments

On the day Jesus died, he encountered opposition from four powerful men. These authority figures represent the types of people who will seek to frustrate God’s plan for your life. We can learn a lot from how Jesus responded to these four men and his responses to each. 1. Annas the false father The first [...]

What Burdens Does Jesus Place On Us?

April 14, 2021 // 11 Comments

Thyatira is considered one of the bad churches in the Bible. You may recall they had allowed a woman called Jezebel to preach and she led some of the believers astray. So Jesus sent them a letter where he basically says, “I’m going to deal with this.” He ends his letter with this:  I place no other [...]

Good Friday Timeline

March 31, 2021 // 38 Comments

You probably know that Jesus was crucified on Good Friday. What you may not know was that Good Friday was one of the busiest days in Jesus’s life. As far as I can tell, no other day in the Bible receives more attention. To help you appreciate this, I drafted a timeline of the key events of the first Good [...]

How Sexist is your Bible?

March 18, 2021 // 17 Comments

In my research for The Silent Queen, I was often amazed at how a single word in the Bible could be translated different ways leading to radically different conclusions. Here’s a simple example from 2 Timothy 2:2: The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to [...]

What does the Bible say about Women Pastors?

March 7, 2021 // 12 Comments

Can women pastor? Feed this question into Google, and you’ll be led to a bunch of websites that say no, women cannot pastor or lead churches. Which goes to show you that you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet. (Yes, I appreciate the irony.) Under the old covenant, only men could be priests, [...]

What a Difference a Word Can Make

February 18, 2021 // 27 Comments

We Christians are very good at drawing bad conclusions from good scriptures. This happens when we read a verse out of context. Sometimes it can happen because we miss one single word. Misread the Bible and you’ll end up with all sorts of screwy ideas. You’ll think we cleanse ourselves by confessing sins or [...]

Equality is not the Goal

February 13, 2021 // 28 Comments

You probably know that I have written a book about women. You may be wondering about my agenda. “What are Paul’s views on gender roles? Is he a complementarian or an egalitarian? Does he support traditional arrangements where the man is in charge or does he promote equality?” Full disclosure: I believe in [...]