Doctrinal Hitchhikers

Recently, I had the privilege to share some thoughts regarding King Solomon in the context of the study, The Story: Getting to the Heart of God's Story. The chapter in the story emphasizes the fall of Solomon into the worship of other gods and its repercussions on the stability of the ancient kingdom. The author …

Perception, Deduction and the Comprehension of Truth

No one can say absolutely that there is no absolute truth. Likewise, there are none who can say they know the entirety of truth absolutely. That which is real and true cannot be comprehended directly it must be interpreted from our perceptions. It is as if we can only perceive reality through a filter that refracts, colors and obscures.


Prophets have played a significant role throughout church history by speaking truth to those in power. Some became so influential not even those they spoke against would touch them. These are passionate individuals who say what needs to be said when it needs to be said when others might shy away or remain silent. Sometimes their passion gets the better of them and they overreact, get in the way of reconciliation or even cause hurt.