New Book in the Works

After releasing two books in 2017, you’d think I’d be sick of writing by now—but instead I’m back at it again, this time writing on the topic that inspired me to become a pastor: the Holy Spirit. I suppose a highly supernatural book will be a good follow up to my previous, more scientifically-minded book,…

Was Humanity Immortal in the Beginning?

I often get so focused on the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in Eden that I forget that there were actually two trees in the garden—the other one being the Tree of Life. Reading the story in this light shows us that death was already in the world. God told Adam and Eve…

The Strange Interaction at the Fall

No matter how many times I reread Genesis, I find there’s always something new to learn. In this case it was my friend Janae at Bible study last night who pointed out how it was strange that of all the things Adam could have been afraid of after he ate from the tree, it was…

The Fourth Cup of the Last Supper

There was a tradition at Passover in Jesus’ time that speaks volumes as to what Jesus was communicating at the Last Supper. Scholars have done their best to reconstruct these traditions and in the light of them, everything from the Last Supper to the Garden of Gethsemane to the cross (to the end times?) comes…

What is Joy?

In my first few months of pastoring, I decided I was going to preach on the topic of joy. Our newly relaunched church was that of two churches becoming one and this brought with it some awkwardness and confusion. We had to figure out who we were and what pieces of each church would continue…