Breathe Again

I just wanted to drop a quick note about a cool connection between the creation of humanity and the salvation of humanity. In Genesis 2—when God created Adam—scripture says, "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living…

Baptism, Repentance, & Remission in Mark 1:4-5

There are many Christians who do not believe that baptism is necessary for remitting or cancelling the debt of our sin. These Christians believe that repentance alone is necessary for dealing with our sin. Such people will often refer to Mark 1:4 to make their case. Mark 1:4—John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach…

Judah Gone Bad

This post was accidentally posted several days ago because of a glitch in our post scheduling system...and we weren't even done writing it yet!  We are sorry for this accident.  Here is the full post. The Hebrew name Judah means "praise."  Because of this, Biblical episodes involving the patriarch Judah, or the tribe of Judah,…

Eclipse Timing

The "Great American Eclipse" came and went on August 21st.  My family hosted company from out of town to come up and see the total eclipse with us, and it was a magnificent time.  The sight was spectacular, breathtakingly beautiful.  I was even able to get a few photos of the eclipse during totality. From…

Dark Oregon

About a week ago I published A Day of Darkened Sun, a blog post introducing people to the eclipse that is crossing America this Monday (August 21st) and to some of the providential aspects surrounding the eclipse.  With the eclipse upon us in just a couple days, I wanted to share a particular point about…

A Day of Darkened Sun

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the United States.  This event has received a lot of media buzz as of late because of just how rare a full solar eclipse is.  A full solar eclipse hasn't been visible from the continental US in 38 years.  It is being called…