Eric Metzger

Eric Metzger

“Judgement Day”

“The time was the 19th of May 1780. The place was Hartford, Connecticut. The day has gone down in New England history as a terrible foretaste of Judgment Day. For at noon the skies turned from blue to gray and…

A Mark of Mercy

Our text this week is Genesis 4, and I’d like to share this poetic retelling of Yahweh confronting Cain after he killed his brother, Abel. Consider Yahweh’s relentless mercy! The cursed ground blushed, drunk from Abel’s lifeblood, As Cain, still…

“Then I will be good!”

When Queen Victoria was a child, she didn’t know she was in line for the throne of England. Her instructors, trying to prepare her for the future, were frustrated because they couldn’t motivate her. She just didn’t take her studies…

What Is a Woman?

            Many of our politicians and psychologists are unwilling to answer this simple question. We hear them dance around the issue with frustrating ambiguity, even using circular reasoning. “I’m not a biologist,” some say, or “A woman is a person…

THE RELIABILITY OF THE BIBLE

“For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.  For He received from God the Father honor and glory…

Defining Moments: “Substitute”

            In 1 Samuel 17:4, the Philistine giant, Goliath, is called “a champion”, translating two Hebrew words that literally mean “a man in the space between”. This concept is vitally important in the Bible because it foreshadows Jesus standing as…

Defining Moments: Contentment

            Contentment is quite an elusive commodity, but it’s something we’re called to cultivate in our lives as Christians. In his excellent book called The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, Jeremiah Burroughs provides a helpful definition. He says, “Christian contentment…

A Good Name

This last week I was contacted by a lady who wished to use my name as a reference on a job application.  I made sure she knew that she could without hesitation from me.  As I thought about that conversation,…