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Dealing with God and Unwise Friends

02.11.17 | Devotional | by Dr. Ben Taylor

Job 10 Job 10 is the second part of job’s response to Bildad the Shuhite. Bildad has argued that God cannot pervert justice. In chapter 9 Job replies,“Indeed, I know that this is true." Job also understands that he too, like everybody ...

Love and Debt

02.10.17 | Devotional | by Dr. Ben Taylor

Romans 13 Some Christians have used verse eight to argue that all debt is wrong and condemned by God. Pay your way as you go. “Let no debt remain outstanding.” There are many who argue that it is wrong to take a mortgage for a house or ...

God and Caesar

02.09.17 | Devotional | by Dr. Ben Taylor

Mark 12 As believers we dwell in two kingdoms. We are citizens of heaven and citizens of the United States. How do we properly live in the tension of these two kingdoms? This question is why the exchange between Jesus and some of his opponents in ...

Giving Wise Answers

02.08.17 | Devotional | by Dr. Ben Taylor

Mark 11 The exchange between Jesus and some of his opponents is one of the most unique in the four Gospels. Jesus avoids their question by asking one of His own, one that they cannot answer for seemingly political reasons. Why doesn’t Jesus ...

Suffering and Faithfulness

02.07.17 | Devotional | by Dr. Ben Taylor

Job 6 Job's response to his so-called friend Eliphaz is both enlightening and challenging.  Let us consider some aspects of his argument. Job insists he has every reason for agonizing and complaining over his situation.  He says that ...

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