God’s Sovereignty: Isaiah

  Throughout chapters 40-48 of Isaiah there are several examples found of God’s sovereignty. In 40:1-2 we see that the people are able to find comfort in God’s sovereignty. Although Judah would still endure years of trouble before the fall of Jerusalem and their exile, they were still able to find peace in knowing that…

5 Characteristic Elements of the Biblical Prophet: Jonah, Hosea & Amos

               The five characteristic elements of a biblical prophet include; the commission by God, the confrontation of Israel’s sin; the call to repent, the caution for Israel’s impending judgment, and to comfort them with the hope of a better future. Jonah is commissioned by God in chapter 1:1-3 to…

FINDING MY IDENTITY IN CHRIST: My High School Experience

When I was in high school I defined myself by the friendships that I had and what boys liked me. If guys didn’t like me I wondered why and even thought less of myself because of it. I wished I was like other girls and more outgoing like all the other kids my age. The…

IS HARRY POTTER (the series) EVIL?

We all know that in Christianity, witchcraft is not acceptable. Anyone who argues that probably needs to re-read their bible OR step back into a true bible believing church at the very least. Someone who claims to be a Christian certainly would not be dabbling in such things but where exactly do we draw the…

PRAYER IN THE BOOK OF HABBAKUKK

   Throughout the book of Habakkuk, we are able to see the prophet’s prayer and faith in God. Habakkuk asked the difficult questions, boldly and confidently bringing his complaints concerning a dying world directly to God and in turn, God directly to his prophet. Yahweh answers with an abundance of proof and forecast, assuring Habakkuk…

The Fruit of Our Faithfulness (to God) Does Not Belong to Us

I think a lot of Christians expect their faithfulness to the Lord to automatically bare fruit. We expect to see the fruits of our labor. Which is fair, but it doesn’t always happen. We cannot get so caught up in baring fruit that, that becomes our sole reason for being faithful to God. I would…

FALL IS HERE: One Black and White Skirt, 3 Looks

At times it can be difficult to find something to where that is both modest and stylish especially in the autumn months. We’re at a time where the weather is getting cooler but not cool enough to wear a long down coat that covers up our less than stylish sweaters. In this fall look book…

African Americans in Film Over the Last 70 Years

When we look back at the images of African Americans over the last 70 years in film and television, one would hope that much has changed. The question is, what has changed, and how much? African Americans still encounter common negative stereotypes throughout the media despite countless efforts to debunk those stereotypes. These stereotypes strongly…

FAITHFULNESS VS. FRUITFULNESS (The Prophet Ezekiel)

In Ezekiel chapter 2, God called Ezekiel to speak to Israel. (2:3). He was called to deliver God’s message even if they didn’t want to hear it. God encouraged the prophet to not be afraid of what the people may say but to speak his words (2:6-7). Chapter 3 is an assurance that God would…