Job: a poem

Job is a surprisingly encouraging book when we suffer. Not because it makes our suffering any less, but because it kills the lies that make suffering unbearable. Lies that we didn’t think we believed, but can crop up when we see intense suffering, either in our lives or in the lives of others. Lies like,Continue reading “Job: a poem”

Ministry, Marriage, and the Delicate Balance of 1 Corinthians 7

1 Corinthians 7 is often put forward as the chapter on singleness. And while I do believe that it is the Bible’s most valuable chapter on that subject, how the Bible portrays singleness will–by implication– tell us a lot about what marriage is about. 1 Corinthians 7 states that singleness is better than marriage, becauseContinue reading “Ministry, Marriage, and the Delicate Balance of 1 Corinthians 7”