My friends are too rough…

My friends are all rough housing and punching me. I feel like they are taking advantage of me. What should I do? There was another similar question awhile back that I will link below: If someone is causing you physical harm… However, I will reiterate what I said in that answer on this question. The…

Should I hold doors for girls?

I held a door open for a girl and she got mad that I “wasn’t treating her equally.” Should I not hold the door for girls? This is kind of an interesting thing that developed in our culture where it was important for men to hold doors for women. So, before getting into this question,…

Faith vs. Works

In James 2:17, the Bible states that “faith without action is dead.” Yet Ephesians 2:8-9 claims that “it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works so that no one can boast.” If faith without action is dead, how can I…

Why do we wear clothes?

Why do you think that we wear clothes? There are many reasons that humans wear clothing, though the first example of humans wearing clothing comes after the fall in Genesis 3. Adam and Eve sin and, as a result, become aware of their nakedness, so God makes clothes for them (Gen. 3:21). We wear clothing…

What is “feminism”?

What is feminism and is it bad? Though this is a short question, there’s a lot packed into it that would be difficult to unpack in a single answer. “Feminism” is one of those words that means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, so rather than address that specifically, I…

Did Jesus say John 3:16-21?

Did Jesus say John 3:16-21? This question I believe is related to a challenge in the translation of the book of John. It seems that in the original language (since there aren’t quotation marks in Greek), it is unclear whether Jesus’ quotation ends in verse 15 or continues through 21. Throughout the chapter, Jesus is…

When did God make frogs?

God created sea creatures on day 5 and land creatures on day 6 which day did he create frogs? This question is getting at the fact that Genesis tells us that God created sea animals on day 5 and land ones on day 6, but a frog spends its time both on land and in…

Is it wrong to dye your hair?

Is it wrong to dye your hair a fun color? There is nothing in Scripture that prohibits dying your hair, so the short answer is: No, it is not wrong to dye your hair. What Scripture does talk about is being intentional with the way we dress and present ourselves, so it’s always important to…

Are piercings/tattoos wrong?

Are body piercings and tattoos wrong? In short, there is little in Scripture that prohibits tattoos or body piercings, though the Bible does talk about it somewhat, most notably in this verse: Leviticus 19:28 – Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD. While there…

What is freedom?

What is freedom? The basic definition of “freedom” is to not be under restraint or control. If you are free from debt, you no longer owe anyone anything. If you’re freed from jail, you are no longer physically kept in a cell. The idea of freedom is pretty basic. It starts to get trickier when…

How can I make friends?

All my friends are moving away or I can’t see them very much. There are some girls at church that I want to be friends with but I don’t think they like me. How can I make them like me? They’re a little older than me. I know that making good friends can be difficult….

Can I have “perfect peace” on earth?

On earth, can I obtain perfect peace? This question comes from this verse: Isaiah 26:3 –¬†You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. A few weeks ago I taught on a Biblical definition of peace. “Perfect peace” as seen in this verse could be literally translated as…