If You Ever Steal a Bike … — Looking at All Things Biblically

A popular meme in social media says, “I asked God for a bike, but I know he doesn’t work like that, so I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.” It appears in different incarnations, sometimes as a yearbook photo with the statement as an accompanying quotation. Although there are several things wrong with the […]Continue reading “If You Ever Steal a Bike … — Looking at All Things Biblically”

Jeopardy’s Biblical Debacle — Looking at All Things Biblically

Jeopardy! has been a staple of television entertainment for decades. Hosted for most of its history by the inimitable Alex Trebek, the program has stumped viewers and contestants alike since its original iteration first aired in March, 1964. The show’s popularity is understandable—viewers are watching a game, but are also part of it as they try […]Continue reading “Jeopardy’s Biblical Debacle — Looking at All Things Biblically”

Types of Christians — Looking at All Things Biblically

Christians come in all spiritual shapes and sizes. We have different likes and dislikes, areas of interest, and opinions about various parts of the Bible. Some may fall into clearly-defined categories or types, by which we mean “a version of Christian that looks pretty close to the genuine article, but needs a few adjustments to […]Continue reading “Types of Christians — Looking at All Things Biblically”

Who’s Your Daddy? — Looking at All Things Biblically

It seems to have become popular for some believers to refer to God as “Daddy God.” This title appears on religious apparel and in prayers and contemporary worship music. One blogger even said, “we believe that there is no greater way we can honor God, than by calling Him, Daddy God.” This might strike some […]Continue reading “Who’s Your Daddy? — Looking at All Things Biblically”

Easter and Secularism: Our Call to Action — Looking at All Things Biblically

That our nation is becoming more secular is clear. The evidence is all around us. One example is the rise of the “nones” (those who claim no religious affiliation). Another is how our culture is increasingly defining “justice” in human-centered ways, where each brand of justice tends to reflect the individual identities of its proponents. […]Continue reading “Easter and Secularism: Our Call to Action — Looking at All Things Biblically”

Is the Invasion of Ukraine a Sign of the End Times? — Looking at All Things Biblically

Many people have an intense interest in biblical prophecy. They scour the Scriptures to find warning signs that the end is near. A month ago, Russia—always a popular player in end-times prophecy—invaded its neighboring country of Ukraine. A few days after the Russian invasion, popular pastor Greg Laurie said that it was a sign of […]Continue reading “Is the Invasion of Ukraine a Sign of the End Times? — Looking at All Things Biblically”

President Bartlett and the Bible — Looking at All Things Biblically

The television show The West Wing first aired in September 1999. It depicted life in the West Wing of the White House, with Martin Sheen playing the role of President Josiah Bartlett. Despite being a bit unrealistic in many ways, the popular show garnered a number of awards, including nine Emmys. Critics regularly praised it for its […]Continue reading “President Bartlett and the Bible — Looking at All Things Biblically”