Not Quite Ruined by the Fall

One of the persisting questions in theological interpretation is what actually happened to our forebears as sin entered the world. A long tradition speaks of “total depravity,” which means we are rendered incapable of any good as our wills are in bondage...

Are You Missing the Bible’s Overwhelming Message?

During my formative years, sin was pretty easy to identify if not avoid. Sin was playing poker, drinking beer, missing a church service (without going to another on vacation and bringing a bulletin for proof), holding baseball practice on Wednesday night, lusting over...

How Christians Should Deal with Internet Trolls

Michael Moroz, a high school student and editor of his school newspaper, missed a few days of school in early January because of threats made against his life. The lethal reaction resulted from an editorial Moroz ran, along with an opposing viewpoint penned by one of...

Sloth’s Ingredients Include Apathy, Distractedness

The seven “deadly sins” are well known to most, and many make perfect sense. Of course anger is a deadly sin. News stories about road rage and disgruntled workers shooting former co-workers remind us of the deep anger that permeates society. Envy has...