Christmas Politics

In a time where the nation is vocally divided on politics, it’d be nice to give the whole thing a rest for Christmas. But the truth is that Christmas is about a baby king being born in our midst—and kings tend to be political. Listen to this episode by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play. 

When God’s Anointed Fail

Extravagant experiences do not automatically make you a better Christian. In fact, we’ve all heard of powerful Charismatic preachers who have had affairs or embezzled money. Many cessationists are quick to jump on such leaders and say, “See! Everything they ever did was a lie! God wouldn’t perform miracles through such a sinner!” But that’s…

Melchizedek’s Return

Psalm 110’s allusion to Melchizedek is a reference back to a short story from Abraham’s time. After war broke out across the land (seemingly between humans and the giant descendants of the Nephilim) and Abraham’s nephew Lot was kidnapped, Abraham headed out with his servants to rescue him. He entered into the war and won,…

The Prophet/King

While being a royal king, David also operated in the prophetic, as noted by the Psalms he wrote that foreshadow Jesus. Even Jesus Himself acknowledged David’s ability to write things “in the Spirit” (Mt 22:43). David also speaks to his prophetic gifting in his last words, saying,  “The oracle of David, the son of Jesse,…

Splitting the King/Priest Role

If we understand the Garden of Eden to be a sacred space for God to dwell, we can begin to see Adam as a king and priest over all humanity. This language, of course, is not related to Adam in the Bible, but he does seem to fit these roles. If he has such intimate…