Author: Sam Stephens

Signs of the Times

Gandalf the Grey once observed, “There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil….And that’s an encouraging thought.” Christians’ attitudes about the spread of the gospel and the progress of the human condition between now and when Jesus returns range from very optimistic to very pessimistic. There are biblical

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When God Learned

Some of the most startling statements in the Bible appear with little fanfare or in-depth treatment. Sometimes we don’t even notice how puzzling they are upon a first reading. Perhaps that’s part of why they’re so puzzling. When the biblical authors don’t seem to acknowledge the significance, or at least the oddness, of what they’ve

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