Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
COVID-19 and God’s Sovereignty

COVID-19 and God’s Sovereignty

Our busy culture has birthed an industry of time management experts offering tools and tips to be more effective. One of the first things they advise is for clients to reject interruptions. But that’s difficult to do when our whole world has just been interrupted....

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Should Christians Seek Good Luck?

Should Christians Seek Good Luck?

We’re into the month of St. Patrick’s Day and four-leaf clovers. The month when green milk is fun (maybe not). And the month when everyone is a wee bit Irish because we’re hoping for a bit o’ luck to rub off on us. Luck. We hope for good luck and bemoan bad luck. But...

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Get Real with God

Bible study can be encouraging…until we begin to put the people of the Bible on a pedestal. It’s so easy to think of them as almost mythical individuals. Abraham, Moses, Joshua, David, Solomon, Peter, Paul—we read their accounts and imagine them to be...

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Does God Ever Forget?

Anyone other than me find themselves becoming a little more forgetful as they get older? It happens, doesn’t it? The same weakness we saw in our parents and grandparents (and chuckled at!) is now showing up in us. And if you haven’t experienced this yet, no worries…it...

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Are All World Religions the Same?

The beginning of a new year is often a time for introspection. A time for new year’s resolutions. Even a time to explore religion and spirituality as a way to start the new year “right.” But are all world religions the same? Some people think so. And if all religions...

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Israel and the Phoenix

Watching the news this week reminded me of the phoenix. Ancient Greek literature contains references to a phoenix, a beautiful bird that would live for hundreds of years, die in flames, and rise from its own ashes to live anew. Later references can be found in Dante’s...

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God Wink

Ever have God wink at you? You’re going along through your routine day, and something unusual or special happens. Others might call it a coincidence, but the sense of joy you receive tells you it wasn’t merely a convergence of random circumstances. Rather, it’s a...

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Queering God?

Just when I think our culture can’t shock me any more than it has… it does. When you consider God's character - the character of the God of the Bible, which of these descriptions come closest to your belief? God is the supreme creator of the universe. He’s one god...

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New Lies

“It’s just fiction,” they said. “It was never intended to be a theology textbook,” they said. “It will show people that God is love,” they said. In the seven years I’ve been blogging, I’ve never written a rebuttal post. I write what I believe I’ve been called to write...

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