The Importance of Getting Authority Right

Authority is a tricky thing. Without it, chaos is inevitable. If there is a vacuum of authority, something will always develop to fill the void. But when that happens - when authority develops without proper Authority over it - there is often the risk of abuse of authority. Absence of Authority is a real danger…

I am Secundus

There's Paul, sure. And Peter. There's Mary the mother of Jesus, and even Mary Magdalene. There's Abraham and Sarah, Priscilla & Aquila, Esther & her cousin Mordecai. The Bible is full of well-known names with well-known stories - people who pop off the pages of the Bible. But then there are names not-so-well-known: Like Seth (3rd…

Faith: Not Certainty, but Humility

In his book, The Bible Jesus Read, Philip Yancey points out that the influential church reformer John Calvin preached 700 sermons. Of that total, 159 were based on the book of Job. In other words, John Calvin preached the equivalent of 3 years of Sundays on one of the most difficult books in the Bible. In…