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”

Do We Breathe the Name of God? — Looking at All Things Biblically

A popular meme making the rounds on Facebook claims that every human being literally breathes the name of God. The name Yahweh is two consonants, one that sounds like inhaling, the other exhaling. The covenant name of God—YHWH, also called the Tetragrammaton—is the sound of human breathing. This means that a baby’s first breath speaks […]Continue reading “Do We Breathe the Name of God? — Looking at All Things Biblically”

Christ Makes a Difference. Just Ask Weird Al — Looking at All Things Biblically

Weird Al Yankovic is one of the odder success stories in American music. He’s usually known for his parodies of famous songs by other artists. I remember hearing him on a cassette tape (!) one of my friends lent me. It was from the Dr. Demento show and included Yankovic’s rendition of “Another One Rides […]Continue reading “Christ Makes a Difference. Just Ask Weird Al — Looking at All Things Biblically”

Taming the Tongue or, Knowing When to Shut Your Yap — Looking at All Things Biblically

If we read through the books of Psalms and Proverbs, we’ll find one passage after another warning about the use of language. They say that the tongue is like a sword and bitter speech is like an arrow (Psalm 64:3) and that the tongue is filled with poison and is like a fire (James 3:6-8). […]Continue reading “Taming the Tongue or, Knowing When to Shut Your Yap — Looking at All Things Biblically”