How A Baseball Game Is Like A Church

Attending a baseball game can stir up similar emotions found within those that are part of a church: a sense of wonder, community, and tradition. Here's how they are found in a baseball game.
Category: Culture

How Harry Potter Helps Illustrate Biblical Theology

In this video, Andy Naselli shows how reading Harry Potter several times helped him better understand the benefits of biblical theology.
Category: Storyline of the Bible

On Literally Interpreting the Words of Jesus

Not all parts of the Bible are meant to be read literally. Here's how we must interpret some statements of Jesus figuratively.
Category: Religion

On Self and Finding Perspective

The concept of self can be good or bad, but needs to be accompanied by a healthy dose of perspective.
Category: Culture

The Power of Story

A story is a powerful thing. It can bring us to tears, have us cheer with joy, and move us to do mighty things. Pixar is dedicated to telling the best stories. And with their latest movie, Inside Out, they remain true to that passion.
Category: Reflection

The Failure of Sons in the Book of Samuel

Family lineage does not fare well in the book of Samuel. Sons fail to live up to the reputation and faithfulness of their fathers. In the book of Samuel, we see several times in which the nation cannot put her trust in these sons.
Category: Old Testament

How Gnosticism Shapes the Christian Story

Gnosticism is the first serious heresy to infect the early Church. By facing this false teaching, the Church reaffirmed what they believed and why they believe it.
Category: Church History

The Spiritual Battle between Yahweh and Dagon

Three Old Testament stories from Judges and 1 Samuel point to a greater battle between Yahweh and the Philistine god Dagon. And in these stories, Yahweh vanquishes his foe handily.
Category: Old Testament

Living a New Life in the Midst of the Old

The resurrection of Jesus changes things. For the Christian, it means we are to live a new life, while in the midst of the old.
Category: Reflection

Hannah’s Prayer: A Hymn of Cosmic Praise

Hannah's prayer is a celebration of God’s faithfulness in her life by giving her a son. But, more importantly, it is a powerful psalm of praise to the cosmic God who is faithful to his people. This prayer properly sets the stage for the rest of the narrative in 1 Samuel.
Category: Old Testament