Of all the weird passages in Scripture, this is one of the weirdest. Saul, king of Israel, gets a medium to call upon the prophet Samuel. Except that Samuel is already dead?!Read More
Bible has a lot of do’s and don’ts. As a kid, I used to read the 10 Commandments and add up all the laws I thought I'd broken, based on my limited understanding of what they each meant. Even at a young age, I remember realizing with a sinking feeling that I’d already broken at least half of them.Read More
I thought about this passage for over a month before sitting down to write about it. It’s not an easy one. For me, the most difficult part about it is the questions it raises about God’s character.
Does he condemn certain people for his own purposes, while allowing other, just as sinful people, to be saved?Read More
God has given Abraham a direct command, and it involves murder. What kind of cruel demand is this? And what kind of God asks this of someone he supposedly loves?Read More