How I Almost Lost My Faith—and How I Found It Again

Empty, Alone, and Doing the Right Thing Picture this for a moment: you’re running down a dark alley. There are towering high-rise apartments on each side of you, and debris is falling from above. There are elephant-sized tears welling up…

Should Christians Have Blind Faith?

A few months ago, I sat with a close friend in one of the booths of our university’s coffee shop. My friend, whom I will call Tom, is an atheist. Tom is a genuine truth-seeker, and he would be a…

Reading the Bible: Why Understanding the Big Picture Matters

So really, how do you read your Bible?  One of the first things that a new Christian learns is that the Bible is the Word of God that nourishes your soul, so it must be read.  How is a new Christian supposed…

Is God Immoral for Destroying the Canaanites?

Today, we live in a pluralistic culture where moral relativism flourishes while any suggestion of absolutism is dismissed. When those who propagate such ideas are met with ideas they don't like, we should expect—since, to them, there is no absolute…

The Unforgettable Jesus

It's October of last year. The trees of Ouachita Baptist University are in color, and I am having the time of my life. I am wearing sweatpants and a t-shirt to every class. My earbuds never leave my ears, and…

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