Can’t we all just get along?

Perhaps some of us are wondering this, can’t we all just get along? It is a nice sentiment, but it seems increasing that this isn’t actually the goal. While peaceful harmony is a worthy goal, it would require dialing back the anger, sitting down to have a discussion, maybe with milk and cookies. The current…

The cultural minimizing the Cross

Months back, a “nice person” decided to come to our property and knock down the cross out front. I was somewhat shocked that someone would have such hutzpa, but I am not so surprised as the metaphor behind that reality is actually happening all over America. Unfortunately, some Christians are falling for this knocking down…

Power and systems of Authority

I am currently going through the Gospel of Mark. I was considering the nature of authority as I look out at America today. The book is emphasizing that Jesus taught with authority. (Mark 1:21-22) He wasn’t constantly appealing to the views of a particular group such as the Hillel or Shammai, as the debating Jewish…

Put on Christ

It is with a heavy heart that I write. I have watched the world in flames as many of you have. But worse, I see those who have the solution, which is the Gospel of Jesus, act as if it doesn’t actually offer the answer to all of this. I see screaming on social media,…

When Justice fails

Why do we like superhero movies so much? We like the idea that bad guys receive their payback in the end. Even if we are the most cynically driven morality bereft person, we still like it when the bad guy loses. Why? Because we all know that injustice is somehow a cosmic vice that we…

Jon Steingard (Hawk Nelson)

From time to time, we all have doubts, and if the doubt isn’t addressed, that doubt will begin to drive us, and the destination is usually away from the faith. Jon Steingard of the band, Hawk Nelson has now left the faith quite publically as did Josh Harris and Marty Sampson recently. There is a…

Apologia RIP-Ravi

Apologia is the Greek word for, you guessed it, apologetics. Apologetics is not so much about apologizing, but it is about the task of making an answer. Peter tells us in his letter (1 Peter 3:15) that we are to be always prepared to give an answer for the hope that lies within us but to…

Today is the day for repentance

“If Jesus Christ is not resurrected from the grave then we are still in our sins and above all else to be pitied.” This teaching is from 1 Corinthians 15:14-19. This paramount statement from Paul is striking, because it is admitting we have a lynchpin as Christians. However, notice it is not admitting that there…

Common Grace

Have you ever considered why things are not as bad as they could be? There is a collective conscience that aids us all. We see others not killing and so we refrain, that’s nice. We also understand that such actions have consequences. I wonder if the best conscious can do by itself is herd mentality?…

Blessings and Free Stuff

When our freedom to engage in normal everyday activity is stifled we appreciate the things we received at no cost, which now would be a challenge to obtain. A while back I had an issue with my car battery. After a long hot day in the sun working on a roof, I discovered my battery…