Lions at the Throne: Approaching God Without Fear

Lions at the Throne: Approaching God Without Fear

Approaching God can be a scary proposition for mere mortals. After all, He is depicted as sitting in the sanctuary above, surrounded by a retinue of billions of angels, twenty-four elders, and four living creatures beyond human imagination. In the book of Daniel, He is seen surrounded by millions of angels as He begins the work of the investigative

If God Is Good, Why Is There Evil in the World? Answers from the Parable of the Wheat and Weeds

If God Is Good, Why Is There Evil in the World? Answers from the Parable of the Wheat and Weeds

The plot of this parable is straightforward: a sower sows good seed in his field, but an enemy corrupts the crop by secretly sowing weeds. The sower decides to let them grow together until the harvest—lest the wheat be lost—and then separate them, sending each to its proper destiny. Five characters populate the scene: the sower, the men, the enemy,

Misjudging the Master: Where the One-Talent Servant Went Wrong

Misjudging the Master: Where the One-Talent Servant Went Wrong

In the beginning of Jesus’ parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30), the master sets a pattern of parallelism: he gives each servant some talents to invest while he is away. At his return, the master should receive back his possessions with interest. The story should then come to a happy end with the master praising his faithful servants for a job