On over background-checking

The Judge Kavanauah matter has ended, more or less, but a further issue has floated to the top. He has now had seven FBI investigations, which apparently for some still wasn’t enough. It makes me wonder with all the backgrounds that we all possess, what qualifies and what disqualifies someone for public discourse? I say…

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┬áas 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…

#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….

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…

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…

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….

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…

RAW People

No this is not about wrestling, but it is similarly about a facade. Do our churches have a facade that needs to come off, in perhaps a way that we wish our skin wouldn’t? I was sitting here thinking about church and why we have for so long had a problem with people who are…

A Mission from God

Another year another time to refocus. Truthfully every single day is another chance to turn it all around, but a new year is sometimes a helpful reminder and push. It is easy to look around at America and lament what was or what could have been last year. It is too easy to look around…