Full Armor of God

Let us conclude our study of Ephesians with a mandate on how to fight against these evil days. But first a recap: Ephesians 1-3 These chapters go over many things, very thick with theology. One of the more prominent themes is our predestined nature and inheritance in Christ. For example chapter 1: 11 In him…

Don’t Cancel Job

Does God’s will mean that only good things happen? Does He still allow Satan an amount of power, a season of devilish activity? Is the book of Job for today?  If God is sovereign and His will is what is… well, all you have to do is read some history books. He allows for evil…

Reformed Apathy

In an earlier post I spoke on how the hyper grace movement creates apathy. They say: “Why should I do anything at all if Jesus does it all for me?” They take the concept of “rest in Him” to such an extreme that they do nothing and yet expect all their wishes to be granted…

The Bible on Healthy Relationships

I’ve covered how the bible views abuse by looking at Ephesians 4 (physical and verbal abuse) and Ephesians 5:1-21 (sexual abuse). All abuse is emotional abuse. Paul wrote about these things first before going over the ideal family unit. You can’t have an ideal family at all without first knowing what isn’t.  But First a…

The Bible on Abuse

My previous post covered sexual abuse which went over Ephesians 5:1-21. This precedes the verses on how family members should relate to each other. This was on purpose. But, what about emotional, verbal, and physical abuse? Let’s examine the verses before chapter 5 and see what Paul says. Ephesians 4 I therefore, a prisoner for…

Enneagram, an Addendum

In a previous post I stated that Enneagrams and Myers Briggs tests and the like were neutral. That was before watching this very convicting video. Doreen Virtue was once a fortune teller, deeply rooted in New Age and cultic practices. Now she’s a reformed believer in Christ. She covers various topics of her former life…

The Bible on Sexual Abuse

In light of Ravi Zacharias unsettling sin of sexual abuse to many all over the globe, I thought it right and true to explain the biblical response to this evil.  Paul explains it best in Ephesians 5:1-21. Note that these verses are placed before verses on the family. So, they must be read before explaining…

Was Ravi Like King David?

Many have been shocked by what has recently come out concerning the late Ravi Zacharias. He was such a well-spoken and well-known apologist of God’s kingdom.  Now, out of all the hard work he did for the Kingdom of God, he will be forever known as a sexual predator. So many victims across the world…

5 Minute Piano Lessons: The Emotion of Chords

The expression of feeling and story is an important part of music in movies and life.  Watch a breathtaking scene in a movie and odds are there’s a glorious soundtrack playing in the background.  In a ritzy restaurant, the owners play smooth jazz, creating an atmosphere of delight and charm.  How do composers achieve these…

5 Minute Piano Lessons: Counting Music

Music is sound waves played over a period of time.  A pianist must learn to count and feel it while he plays.  The closest archetype that demonstrates this is the tick of a clock.  Sixty ticks a minute tells us whether we will be late or early to an appointment, how long until the next…