The second discussion of the theological use of rock, precious metals, and gems in Scripture. What about those glorified stones? What of those “stones of fire” as God calls them in Ezekiel? What about refinement and purity and holiness? These are not just dull rocks. Pay attention, because this is talking about you and your […]
Few topics generate more opinions in the 21st century church than the topic of worship. In fact, it would be safe to say that most Christians have pretty strong views about what they like, and don’t like, about their church’s worship service. Some of you reading this review have probably left or joined a particular […]
The Bible is a book of contrasts. It is filled with stories about man’s stubborn propensity to settle for the good over the best, to take the easy road rather than the difficult, to walk in darkness instead of in the light. Even though we read time and time again in the Scriptures that God demands perfection, righteousness, and holiness of those who call Him "Lord," we seem to have convinced ourselves that being just a little bit better than everyone else is close enough. We readily admit that we will never reach the goal in this life, so we slow down, becoming lackadaisical and comfortable with our imperfection, taking comfort in the fact that "Jesus is our perfection."