You read that right. The Bible says, unarguably and undeniably, that God is perhaps the most closed-minded being that has ever existed. Don’t worry, I can prove it, and I can also prove that it’s a really, really, REALLY good thing. First, let’s define what open-mindedness even looks like. Merriam-Webster nails it down as being … [See more…]
A writing opportunity fell into my lap the other day that had me aglow with excitement (Seriously. I think there was actual glow-age.) I was going to get to write an article like I do here on the Wicket Gate but for a site that gets thousands of visitors each day instead of a handful … [See more…]
Have you ever heard the story of Martha, the woman in the Bible? If she were a college student today rather than a woman living at the time of Jesus, her story would look scarily similar to mine. It would be almost identical, actually, to my week. Minus the sister (I do have a sister, … [See more…]
Think back to how you celebrated Easter this past Sunday. Your church probably had a beautiful service, you probably got all dressed up, and you maybe spent some time with family. At least those are the things I did. It’s a holiday! But Good Friday… Well, on Good Friday I did some homework. I think … [See more…]
Have you ever pictured what Palm Sunday must have looked like? In my mind, I see streets just overflowing with people in their Bible-time robes. In my picture, there are palm leaves everywhere. They’re waving in the air, laid on the ground, flapping half-torn from trees. And as Jesus rides in majestically on His colt, … [See more…]
Benjamin talks from Luke 14 and Matthew 10.
What are you willing to give up to serve your Savior?
More importantly, what AREN’T you willing to give up?
It’s time to change that.
Soo… the Bible says quite a few times that Jesus is coming back soon. With the emphasis always on the “soon”. Pastors like to rail on that from the pulpit and Christians mutter it to themselves when they need encouragement to do right. The thing is, the Bible was finished almost two thousand years ago… … [See more…]
I’m a saint. I’m not talking the figurative idea of a saint – the goody-two-shoes person who never does anything wrong. Or even the sarcastic version – the person who is so bad they’re called a saint in jest or anger. Oh no. I am a real life, honest-to-goodness, bona fide saint. The thing is … [See more…]
College students like us are constantly thinking about the future. I mean, everything from our grades to our jobs to the clubs we’re in could basically come back to haunt us for the rest of our lives. Then there are the constant decisions. What job do I want? When do I want to start working? … [See more…]
Heat. Overwhelming heat. Thousands of degrees of heat. Within four walls of solid, blackened rock. And an immovable door. Not to mention flames — burning, hungry fire that burns and sears and scorches. Sound pleasant? Well, it’s the best thing that could happen to your spiritual walk. Job 23:10 says, “But He knows the way … [See more…]