“There Will Be A Reckoning” (Cold Mountain)

There are a couple of scenes in the movie Cold Mountain that really speak to the biblical presentation of judgment. The first is when Ada and Ruby find Sally Swanger propped up and stretched out in her yard, her hands being held down by the weight of a split rail fence. Not far from her hangs the body ofContinue reading ““There Will Be A Reckoning” (Cold Mountain)”

One Is All You Need

How are we to understand the dialogue between Abraham and God where Abraham approaches Him and passionately pleads with the Almighty not to “sweep away the righteous with the wicked” and to “do right” (Genesis 18:23ff)? Any way you look at it, it’s an extraordinary conversation that we can’t afford to treat as trivial orContinue reading “One Is All You Need”

A lot to learn from Lot

Peter is both warning and encouraging his readers in regard to the tough times that are ahead in 2 Peter 2:1ff. The warning aspect is seen in phrases used to describe the false teachers who will surface from among them. Peter speaks of their “destructive heresies” and “depraved conduct.” He also reminds them that God broughtContinue reading “A lot to learn from Lot”