The Delayed Return of Jesus

C.S. Lewis once remarked that Jesus saying he’d return within a generation was, “certainly the most embarrassing verse in the Bible.” While Lewis’ words are a bit brash, at least he was honest about his feelings. It’s clear in reading the New Testament that the early church literally thought Jesus meant one generation. Even 2…

God’s Patience in the Light of Science

If you want to learn about God’s patience, take a look at science. Scientists have created a concept they call the cosmic calendar. On this calendar, January 1st at 12 AM is the beginning of existence and today is December 31st, 12 PM. If you were to condense all of existence into this one year…

Dwelling in Worship Music

Psalm 117 says, “Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!” That wasn’t just a verse from Psalm 117—that was Psalm 117. Not only is it the shortest Psalm in the Bible, but it’s also…