Part 1 Well, hello there! My name is Finnian Jones. Welcome to Finnian’s Antiques, Books, Coffees, etc. Especially etcetera. Have a seat here by the fireplace, would you? Here’s some oolong tea for you. When what you long for takes too long, take some “T”. Tea for “time out,” to reflect on God, and his goodness to you. For when you’re with God, it may be oolong, but it’s never too long. All right then. Time for a story. It’s actually a mystery. Technically, it’s a misery. But
It took me years, but I think I have finally figured out the confusion surrounding that most controversial of holidays: Halloween. But before I divulge the secret history of Halloween, I would like to share my personal journey. As soon as I gave my life to Christ, I instinctively assumed that Halloween was a pagan holiday which Christians should have nothing to do with. Desiring to be agents of redemption rather than protest, my wife and I decided to host harvest parties for
“Why do the nations rage?” Psalm 2, written by David, is a treatise on the tension that exists between humanity and God—basically because man wants things his way. David, God’s chosen king, was placed in authority over land that God would survey from Egypt to the Euphrates River. He overthrew the wicked nations that occupied that space.
Some people loved David, and some—even his own people—hated him. But that didn’t matter. God had decreed that David would be king, and n