Theology

The Secret of Samson’s Strength

“…See where his great strength lies…”   Samson is the iconic figure of strength in the Old Testament.  His story is both heroic and tragic, and to guide our path through his story, we will ask the same question that haunted the Philistines: Where does this guy get his strength?! Strength Unstoppable   The Philistines made several attempts to defeat Samson.

4 Biblical Reasons for Exercise

Murky Motivations “Be the very best you”. “Get that beach body ready”. “Boost your self-esteem”. “Impress others with your gains”. “You deserve to look good”. If you have spent any time in the exercise and fitness world, no doubt you have encountered motivations like these. You may have experienced them through popular marketing and advertisements, or in the familiar tugging

“Thoughts for Young Men”: Dangerous Procrastination

” ‘Serious things tomorrow’, said a heathen, to one who warned him of coming danger; but his tomorrow never came. Tomorrow is the devil’s day, but today is God’s. Satan cares not how spiritual your intentions may be, and how holy your resolutions, if only they are fixed for tomorrow. Oh, give not place to the devil in this matter.”

The Long Road of Body-Stewardship

“What gain has the worker from his toil?” At the end of each year, we start observing a fitness frenzy. During the Holiday season, we naturally reflect on what was accomplished in the last year and what was left unfinished. Inevitably, fitness tends to be an area that fills most people’s New Years Resolution lists for the upcoming year.  This

The Snoozy Sluggard in Proverbs

“I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense, and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down” – Proverbs 24:30-31 Meet Mr. Sluggard The word “Sluggard” is derived from a Hebrew verb that has the idea of ‘leaning idly’, or

Get up and Run the Race

“Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed”.  – Hebrews 12:12-13 Run the Race There are seasons when the Christian life can seem like it’s a slurry of unrelenting trials without expiration dates. Some trials

The Kinetic Chain: One Body, Many Members

The basic principle of bodily movement is that your body moves as one system. The human body relies on several systems for its operation: the muscular, skeletal, nervous, cardiovascular and endocrine systems (to name just a few) are all involved in every detail of your body’s movement. Whether it’s getting out of bed, sitting down on a chair, walking to

Jonathan and the Philistines

The Hike, the Climb, the Fight and the Workout (1 Samuel 14) The Bible is full of incredible stories. It tells tales of battles, wars, romances, broken families, conquests, kingdoms, coups, famines, earthquakes, heroes, and more. These stories would have been told orally, and when a skillful storyteller picks up a Bible and reads one of its stories with passion,

Sober-Mindedness for Young Men: The Remedy for Laziness and Gluttony

Always liars. Evil beasts. Lazy gluttons. Sounds like the kind of people you want to be your neighbors, right? Well, for Titus, these types of people were his neighbors. Titus was stationed by Paul on the island of Crete, an island off the southeast coast of Greece, amidst this exact type of culture. In his letter to Titus, Paul quotes