Why Jesus Wants You to Lose Hope

By: Justin Holcomb on Tuesday January 3, 2017

The good thing about him is that he has a desire for something more, something beyond worldly winning. He asks, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” It is good to ask about eternal life, but his question reveals a deep flaw. You see, as Robert Capon notes, while he wants...

Happy Mother’s Day

By: Justin Holcomb on Sunday May 8, 2016

Hallmark estimates that more than 150 million Mother’s Day cards will be sent this year, making Mother’s Day the third largest greeting card holiday of the year after Christmas and Valentines Day. A Few Quotes Today is focused on appreciating and honoring mothers. Here are a few quotes...

9 Ways to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse

By: Justin Holcomb on Thursday April 28, 2016

We ended our children’s book, God Made All of Me, with a note to parents and caregivers answering this question. Here are the 9 practical things you can do to protect children. 1. Explain to your child that God made their body. An explanation can look something like, “Every part...

Jesus & Children

By: Justin Holcomb on Tuesday April 19, 2016

To the surprise of his disciples, he often included them in his teaching: “Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the...

Jesus Has Emotions Too

By: Justin Holcomb on Thursday February 25, 2016

Jesus Has Emotions There is very little reflection upon Christ’s emotional life within the Christian tradition. Warfield focuses on Christ’s compassion, love, sorrow, anger, joy, indignation, and anguish. In referring to the historical account of Jesus, Warfield brings depth and concreteness to...

What Do You Do for a Living?

By: Justin Holcomb on Tuesday June 2, 2015

That question intimidated Joshua Millburn. It wasn’t that he had a bad answer. He enjoyed his job as a regional manager and he liked the people he worked with. He earned a great salary doing something that gave him money, respect, and outlets for his talents. The problem was the question. “On...

12 Ways to Make Your Teaching Anti-Christian

By: Justin Holcomb on Tuesday April 14, 2015

2. Don’t mention God the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit. Assume that people already know enough about them or that the Trinity is too confusing to talk about. 3. Make “The Little Engine That Could” the foundation and center of your theology. 4. Remember that God is passive, so you...

What’s “Good” About Good Friday?

By: Justin Holcomb on Friday April 3, 2015

For Christians, Good Friday is a crucial day of the year because it celebrates what we believe to be the most momentous weekend in the history of the world. Ever since Jesus died and was raised, Christians have proclaimed the cross and resurrection of Jesus to be the decisive turning point for all...