Is Simone Biles the greatest gymnast in the world?
I know I haven't been writing on here much of late. A good portion of that is because between being a full time teacher, a full time student, and trying to maintain at least some semblance of real world ministry, I simply don't have the time to devote to keeping this up faithfully as well.... Continue Reading →
This is the second of probably about a dozen posts it will take to work through the second Surah. If you want to read them in succession then you can go to the commentary on 2:1-22 here. This Surah (chapter) is by most lists considered the first of the Medina Surahs. The Quran as we... Continue Reading →
The second Surah (chapter) is the longest surah in the Quran. It has 286 ayat (verses) and there's no way I am going to try and run a commentary on the entire thing in one post. Even if I were willing to do so, I highly doubt even the most interested reader would have the... Continue Reading →
I am not a big fan of the Quran. Nearly all of my friends, neighbors, and co-workers respond to this simple statement with some level of shock and horror. Of course, the next question is always, "Have you actually read the Quran?" More shock and dismay when I respond, "I have. Three times, in three... Continue Reading →
Do you recognize this song? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H7RKgRTyps How about this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ_p21fUNiw These are just two of the many, many songs that have impacted the church in the last couple of decades that were written or co-written by a man named Marty Sampson. Lately, however, it has not been his beautiful lyrics or his talent for... Continue Reading →