A hill to Die on

This isn’t necessarily going to be so macabre as the title, maybe, but the idea that Christianity has a posture or a direction it points is important. The direction we point is death. I say death because our whole premise is based on a death which of course is followed by a resurrection. The point…

On Destroying Evil

This is really in addition to my post on suffering. As I have been seeking the Lord for wisdom, I have been listening to a broad range of thinkers. I had already been convinced of the shortness of the reach of the Christian message only as we have come to present it. Not that I…

On Children and Borders

People have the right idea about where the justice is off kilter in this problem. When Jeff sessions told us that Christians should listen to government decisions because of Romans 13, it did rustle some feathers. But many have already rebuked the man. It is the overall continuous rebuking on all sides that interests me….

Filthily Rich and an Airplane

Is this the American sin? Are we rich towards God, or simply just rich? Are our ministries more interested in purchasing, yet another airplane, or are we being led by the Lord? Now God isn’t against airplanes per-se, but it certainly makes us raise an eyebrow when we hear such stories. To be fair, Jesse…

The Laws of Men and Cake

When the founding father’s looked at the laws of the Bible and recognized that it created a safe society for growth and exploration. It supported the family, who are literally the building blocks of society. It taught men to respect the rule of law. To lead a people who governed themselves. They saw something great,…

An Ode to Suffering

The truth is we all suffer. Suffering is a large part of life. As the Dread Pirate Roberts told Princess Buttercup. “Life is pain highness, anyone who says differently is selling something.” (Princess Bride 1987). I sometimes lament at how often Christian music is so victim sounding–everything is terrible, everything is wrong, I almost gave up–but…

R & R

These typically refer to rest and relaxation but neither of these are helpful for my points. I am taking these to mean something different, something that is essential to being a Christian. I am talking about righteousness and relationship. Now we know that before coming to Christ that neither of these are present in the…

A Paradigm of Preaching

Why do pastors just stand up front and talk at us? Don’t they understand lectures are boring? Often we wonder where the all the gifts and power of God are. We might ask why doesn’t our witness have these obvious powerful events that simply draw audiences? Wouldn’t more people fall on their faces and repent…

Transactional or Transformational?

I have considered Hank Hanegraffe a hero of mine for a while. As a kid listening to the radio, he really impressed upon me the need for apologetics. But as it happens I kinda fell off the Bible answer man wagon for many years, mostly because of the then media restrictions of listening. Why would…

Playing the Hypocrite

No one is asking me, but if someone were to ask me what is wrong with American Christianity I would say ownership. Now everyone immediately recognizes the problem with hypocrisy, one might say that this is a major thing in all industries. All aspects of life have hypocrisy because all industries contain the capabilities of…