June 26, 2020

Book Release: Living in the Armor

My new book is available on Amazon! You can find it at the following link:

Are you living in the Whole Armor of God? Come join author Craig Wadley on an exploration of the symbolism behind the Whole Armor of God as described in Ephesians 6:11-17. Examine each piece of a Roman soldier's gear in great detail in order to reveal secrets which are often overlooked. From the strengthening power of the Belt of Truth to the authoritative sovereignty of the Sword of the Spirit, every item unlocks new layers of spiritual symbolism which can be put to work in our daily lives.Learn how to apply the Biblical principles of truth, righteousness, preparation, faith, and so much more to situations which you face every day. The Whole Armor of God is a picture of the Christian life which you can use as a tool for growth in your walk with Christ. This book is useful for both daily devotional times and for use as a springboard to more in-depth study of the Bible.

Living in the Armor by Craig Wadley

April 24, 2020

Borrowed Trouble: The Art of Getting Bitten by Dogs

I don’t have to tell you that social media has become a potentially ugly place. There are many issues which divide us, and emotions run hot far too much of the time. Now I have to admit that I have been guilty of this as well. Many are the times when I have posted some article, typically political in nature, which had lit the fires of anger within me.  But I have wised up and cut back on such posts.

I had to, for my own sanity.
Image by GemmaRay23 from Pixabay 

Once upon a time, Facebook (my primary social media app) was a fun place to go online. You had a wall where you could post pieces of flair (yes that was a long time ago), you could share funny pictures, and you could update your friends on what was going on in your life. Now to be fair, you can still do most of these things (I think the flair app is no more, alas), but Facebook took a turn for the worse when they introduced an integrated News Feed.

We all know what it has turned into today. Everywhere you turn, there’s a negative or inflammatory article, an angry rant, or everyone’s favorite, some fake news. I have friends on both sides of the political aisle, and I can assure you that both sides are equally guilty of all the bad things.

Angry, profanity-ridden rants? Both sides.
Negative, divisive opinion pieces? Both sides.
Fake news? Both sides.
Unnecessarily hostile attitudes? Let me assure you, this too is coming from both sides.


April 23, 2020

The Final Cut (The Armor, part 18)

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning…

And so we arrive at the final lesson in this series. Not that we have uncovered all that there is to learn from the Whole Armor of God, but all projects must come to an end. It is fitting that the Sword of the Spirit represents the Word of God, for we are able to finish this study where it began: with Jesus Christ.

Photo by Søren Niedziella, edited for use here.
You may recall that the first item of the armor, the Belt of Truth, works to reveal the truth of Jesus Christ as both Lord and Savior. As mentioned previously, the Sword of the Spirit, as the Word of God, also represents Christ, the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). Whether by intent or serendipity (or by divine intervention), Paul frames this entire list of items in a way which echoes the following words recorded by John…

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.

How do we use this final piece of the Armor of God? What would it mean to put on the Sword of the Spirit? Can one wield Jesus Christ as a weapon? Could we turn the Messiah into an implement of war?