Why Men Should Go to Church

The church is mostly women. About sixty percent of church attendees are made up of women, and many of the men are there because a woman has dragged him. While that number isn’t too much more than half, it is twenty percent more than the forty where the men sit or sleep. Men are bored…

How to stop mass shootings

Just this last weekend tragedy struck as a shooter opened fire in a Walmart in El Paso Texas and while the news was still cycling another shooting took place up in Dayton Ohio. While the obvious culprits of guns and mental health are excoriated in the media, the offenders themselves are often overlooked. The individuals…

Speak truth to power?

This title has become a post-modern adage of the day. While a good principle on its own, it fails to define what we are talking about. To properly do this one needs to consider a couple of things. We must ask and answer, which truth and which power? If an entire community backed by the media alongside the…

The problem with slogans

By nature slogans are reductive. They are succinct so that they are memorable. If they are memorable perhaps we will internalize them and bring them to the surface when needed. This is the same with logos, we see them and with enough prior education, immediately know what they communicate. The golden archers without speaking a…

Maturity in Christ

Ever wondered why some Christians do not get it? Have you ever wondered why some Christians, for example, seem to be unforgiving, or unwilling to listen, seem to never grow, or believe that pro-choice is in any way acceptable for a follower of Christ? I had not intended for this post to be so provocative…

To call Good Evil

Douglas Wilson recently said in passing that he attributed the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit to calling good clearly done by God an evil. This is very evident in the context of the story itself from Matthew 12. Jesus’ good deeds of devil eviction were basically called out as callous greedy capitalistic gentrification. Instead of…

My Intoler-Rant

Soapbox #3. I do apologize in advance for merely responding to culture, but let’s be honest, this is entirely a Christian thing to do. Tomorrow is the 4th of July, but the idea of freedom is slowing oozing out of the American drain. It is no longer “My country tis’ of thee’, but: My country tis’…

Losing my religion

I have always loved the song in the title as a youngin; don’t care for much else REM, but such is life. I want to write today about practicality. Do we as Christians too much sola? Since there are many more doctrines than justification, I have to ask how do we live our lives? Do…

How to believe

I seem to have started this new category of “how to” so it makes sense to come to the topic of faith. How to believe is really an important question to address. Not that it is some kind of a misnomer, at the same time it can be elusive. We understand what it is to…

All things in all the Right Places

Christians often have a hard time answering the rebuttal: “But I was born this way.” The idea that we are all born the way we are is true, even when it is used to defend some practice that the Bible has deemed sinful. It does not alleviate personal responsibility, though it still may be true….