Recently, there was a frantic knock at our front door. Our new next-door neighbors were throwing a house warming party and their propane grill was not working properly. The neighbor was concerned because her tri-tip was not going to be finished cooking in time and she wanted to borrow our grill. She was frustrated because she had a full tank of propane and the grill was warm but the flames and heat were low. As she described what was happening I said, “Ahhh….I know what your problem is. Your regulator valve is tripped.” I walked next door and within a minute or so, she was back to cooking with full heat. Now before you think I’m some barbequing genius, I only knew this because the same thing has happened to me on several occasions. Read more!
I’m sure as pastors we’ve all faced the tough questions:
“Will my dog go to heaven?”
To which we reply, “I hope so but the Bible doesn’t really speak into that.”
“Will my cat go to heaven?”
To which we reply “No!”
But joking aside – the toughest question I was frequently asked, and to which I have constantly hunted for a satisfactory answer was how we can connect the God of love revealed in Jesus Christ and the God of horrendous violence in the Old Testament. Read more!