The Aim And Goal of The Law

Love God and love your neighbor. That’s the whole law in a nutshell. The aim and goal of all laws […]

Cursing in Defense of The Gospel

Why does Jesus curse His accusers (Psalm 109:20), but say, “bless those who curse you, do good to those who […]
October 03, 2017 by Donavon Riley

Days of Trouble

For many Christians, sitting still while “days of trouble” threaten to overwhelm us is more of a strain on our […]
September 26, 2017 by Donavon Riley

God’s Final Sentence and Judgment

All Scripture points to the suffering of Christ Jesus. As Jesus says (Luke 24:46-47), Scripture holds up a picture of […]
September 19, 2017 by Donavon Riley

A Nap Before Dinner

Sin does not take a coffee break. Death does not care that we feel better when it is not around. […]
September 12, 2017 by Donavon Riley

Not The What, But The Who…

It isn’t “what” Christians confess, but “Who” we confess that makes all the difference. What distinguishes Christians from other religions […]

Faith Praises God As Giver

Every confession of Christian faith erupts from the fact that God is a giver. Therefore, to say “giver God” is […]
August 29, 2017 by Donavon Riley

A Pastor May Have The Holy Spirit in Two Ways

What is a Christian to do whose pastor abuses the office of the holy ministry for self-benefit? When a man […]

One Victim, One Trauma, One Violent Death

What is it about modern American society that is so dispiriting to people? Even at home, there are great stresses […]
August 15, 2017 by Donavon Riley

Not An Arbitrary and Capricious God

Odin, All Father of the Aesir, is an arbitrary and capricious god. Worshippers offer their sacrifices to him in the […]
August 08, 2017 by Donavon Riley