On church Statements and Stalemates

So there was this statement put out by John MacArthur and his ilk on Social Justice and the Gospel, which I largely agree with content-wise, but the statement as always because of its public nature comes across as a recipe for ministry that doesn’t speak on brass tack. A lack of nuance can be viewed as…

The story of right and wrong

When I was thinking about how the Old Testament scriptures contain perhaps singularity harrowing ideas to 2018 ears, such as to stone a woman who is found not to be a virgin before her wedding night. I realized I had more to say, so…Now I have already called us to think through these hard statements…

#Churchtoo

When I was in middle school I remember walking into a class one afternoon where a fight had just ended. I saw the circle slowly dispersing, the whisperings and only later did I hear the details. A cruel and weak-minded boy pummeled a girl and broke her nose while a circle of gockers just watched….

“Doing You”- Conflict is not detrimental

I keep hearing this refrain that “You do you, until that bumps into someone else” as if that was some kind of rule for life. Well the problem is that is a recipe for staying in bed everyday. You are going to bump into other people. When you think and process ideas, not sometimes, but…

On Excusing God

I really appreciate when people are willing to put themselves on the line for God. Such as debating atheists and pundits on morality and God. Let’s put that out there first, it is an important and good thing to do and I love watching it. I don’t know if I am quick enough on my…

Teach with Authority

I was always unimpressed by professors in college and seminary who simply gave all the ways something could be interpreted, because my immediate response is, “well which one do you find intriguing?” But instead of answering, sometimes we simply got here are the five ways of understanding this text. Here are the five school of…

In the Year 7510…

As the song goes: In the Year 7510, If God’s a coming again, he ought to make it back by then, maybe he’ll look around himself and say, maybe it’s time for the judgment day. In the year 8510 God is gonna shake his mighty head, he’ll either say “I’m please with where man has…

Revoicing and Incels

The revoiceing conference just happened this past weekend in St. Louis hosted in a Presbyterian Church. You play with sin long enough, and eventually you are hosting a conference for it. Let me say this, homosexual desire is a reality out there in the world and the church’s job is not to eradicate such a…

Meandering Origins and X-Men

The next step in the evolutionary process should be cool right? Will we follow this evolving course that will eventually lead to us transcending the evolutionary process altogether? What if we have reached a point where we do not want to change anymore? Will mother nature respect our decision to not mutate again? Well I…