One reader wrote in, "My niece recently came home from her first year of college. At our annual family celebration of Memorial Day in Cape May she did not eat any hamburgers or hot dogs, but instead brought veggie burgers. We got into a discussion about her new lifestyle. I was saying that it could not be wrong for us to eat meat because God gave us dominion over the earth...Keep Reading
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Whether it is season of life or just life in general, I seem to consistently feel as though my bandwidth is tapped. Even as we have grown as a church and hired more staff, life is always more than enough to keep us busy. This is, in large part, why I wrote my articles over the summer about busyness and rest. I was, predominantly, writing to myself - trying to keep my own brain focused and in tune with truth. ...
At the beginning of September was my dad’s 75th birthday and at the end of August was my 37th. It just so happened, that right as these birthdays were happening, and summer was winding down, I read Psalm 90. I don’t have the space to copy it all here, but I would encourage you to go and read it on the internet so you can get a sense of it. In Psalm 90, the Psalmist, in this case Moses, draws a stark contrast between God and man, specifically in the nature of time. ...
“But Pastor, we are married in the eyes of God.” Over the years, I have heard this argument used to justify not getting legally married so that someone could keep their health benefits or even finagle the system to still receive assistance from an ex. I have heard young, dating, couples use it to explain why it is okay that they are sleeping together even though they both still live with their separate parents. ...
One reader asked, "Is Reiki (energy healing) against God and the teachings of the Bible?" True confession, I definitely had to look reiki up on google to even understand the question, and it took some research on my part to get a feeling for exactly what the teaching is and the philosophy behind the practice. First off, what is reiki? Here is an abbreviated explanation d...Keep Reading
One reader asked, "Do souls come to earth to learn lessons?" The reader is referring to a concept called pre-existence, which is a commonly held belief in New Age Spirituality and all of its various segments. It is also a core part of Islam and Mormonism. The idea of pre-existence, that each individual human soul existed before mortal conception, and at some point before b...Keep Reading
One reader asked the question, "How can God both know everything and still experience regret?" The reader who submitted this question is referring to a few circumstances in scripture where God regrets an action that he committed and how this emotion seems to be, on the surface, in direct contrast to the sovereignty of God and the all-knowing, omniscient nature of God. Th...Keep Reading
Revolve Church is at a crossroads (you should meet us there so we won't get lonely). As we are thinking through a myriad of different decisions, I would ask you guys to pray for us, share about us, and even offer suggestions that are relevant. So, what's going on?1) We pay a ton of money to rent where we are and it isn't an ideal location. Best case scenario, we really n...Keep Reading