As Natural as Pants

There was a funny YouTube video circling about a pastor trying to make himself more accessible to youth culture and what makes appeals to today’s world. VIDEO It was funny. There have also been blog after blog about that kind of dress coming into the church, hair color, man-buns, skinny jeans, cross dressing and what…

The Shack

I am writing this partly as a review for the book/movie but moreso because even though it is fiction it is teaching somethings about God. Now I understand that the point of the book is to address loss and to comfort those that may need it, but in doing so it seems to me that while general…

The struggle with Love

I first wrote this when 50 shades of Grey came out but never got around to publishing it, but now with 50 Shades Darker darkening the horizon further of America morality I will do so now. Love is in the air, everyone is seeking it, everyone knows that it is out there to be found….

Sufficiently Curious

Psalm 19 says that creation speaks and that should teach us something. 1 The heavens declare the glory of God,     and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. 2 Day to day pours out speech,     and night to night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words,     whose voice is not heard. 4 Their voice goes out through all…

Orientating our Positions

I recently watched a debate between two prominent individuals on whether homosexual unions are beneficial to society. No it wasn’t Carter and Ford but the pictured worker well and thankfully it was a friendly enough debate. Imagine that? A friendly debate over hot a social issue, I hope this continues to be possible in our country….

Logistics and Stones

C.S.Lewis’ helpfully pointing out of Jesus’ own mental health. He was either a liar lunatic or Lord. In other words Jesus words either have meaning or they don’t, why? Because for his words to have meaning it meant that he believed, he reinforced the notion of truth and right and wrong. This of course works…

On Moralizing God

Chistopher Hitchens has an infamous response to the Christian apologetic of morals derived from God. He claims firstly that vicarious atonement is evil and that circumcision is bodily mutilation. Therefor God is not moral, basically. He goes on in his book to record the many ways that following God leads to evil. In other words God…

Christopher Hitchens and Metallica

Kimberly and I have discussed the merits of the classic Metallica ballad Unforgiven. She expressed her dislike of the song and subject material as far as being dubbed unforgiven, which is understandable. I explained that the idea of the song was not simply declaring there is no such thing as forgiveness but that it followed…

Am I pleasing to God?

I had a discussion during a worship practice over some song lyrics which is always a good thing to do. The question of our state of being pleasing before the Lord came up. Now the preface was where does the Bible say “I am pleased with you” You know, chapter and verse? Well it doesn’t…

A contextual Sigh-nn

After travelling across the country (thank God we have arrived!) and seeing sign after sign directing me where to turn, where to merge, where to exit, and even what speed to drive, I was reminded of this little episode that played out in my life last year. Signs are supposed to instruct, to help, to…

On God and gods

A new year but still an old theological debate. By the time I wrote this many had already taken the task of answering this question and thank God, more people need to speak up about this. But it is going around so I will still add my two cents. Of recent the question “Don’t we all just worship the same God? The Jews,…

My Dahli Lament

War, war never changes. To quote a modern proverb. With the recent attacks on Paris the world once again is reminded we have an enemy that will not relent, will not stop until we all convert or are killed. Shame on us for forgetting. These wolves will not go away. The Dahli Lama is a…