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….

Filthily Rich and an Airplane

Is this the American sin? Are we rich towards God, or simply just rich? Are our ministries more interested in purchasing, yet another airplane, or are we being led by the Lord? Now God isn’t against airplanes per-se, but it certainly makes us raise an eyebrow when we hear such stories. To be fair, Jesse…

The Laws of Men and Cake

When the founding father’s looked at the laws of the Bible and recognized that it created a safe society for growth and exploration. It supported the family, who are literally the building blocks of society. It taught men to respect the rule of law. To lead a people who governed themselves. They saw something great,…

An Ode to Suffering

The truth is we all suffer. Suffering is a large part of life.¬†As the Dread Pirate Roberts told Princess Buttercup. “Life is pain highness, anyone who says differently is selling something.” (Princess Bride 1987). I sometimes lament at how often Christian music is so victim sounding–everything is terrible, everything is wrong, I almost gave up–but…

Snoop-hound of Heaven?

Well, I listened and well…it was gospel music. I came across it in my news feed that Snoop Dog, yes that Snoop Dog has produced a Gospel Album. As a worship pastor this interests me, as a person who grew up in the 90’s hearing his music on the radio this interests me, as Christian…

Mercy, or Arguing at God?

Just back from my trip to Israel, it was great. It truly is a land flowing with milk and honey. The lush greenery is breath-taking as Israel leads the field in their advanced farming and water conservation techniques turning much of the desert into a paradise, except down by the dead sea. The smell of…

A Special and Equal Creation?

My last two posts have been about the problems of inequality in our world. The male and female challenges. This problem will always be an issue for a fallen people. This problem however doesn’t have to be a bedrock of our teleology. Teleology is about the purpose found within a created order. In other words…

A Man-talk on Table Turning

Douglas Wilson has just fired the first shot on wusses, as he sees it, calling Christian men to engage Jordan Peterson’s approach to masculinity, which is stand up with back straight and shoulders back and get your lobster pinchers ready for a fight. I actually liked what both men had to say on the subject…

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…

Florida shooting and a broke church van

A couple weeks ago at camp with the Youth Group we had four flat tires. I could definitely say this was the weekend retreat from hell. It just seemed liked challenge after challenge. I did the usual thing, check the air levels in the tires, checked the oil, drove it around to see how it…

Love the wife of your youth

I am convinced there is still no better love song, no sexier song than Take my Breath Away by Berlin. I know, I have a preference for the eighties. Though Unchained Melody covered by U2 is a strong contender. But the point is not to talk about music but this season of love. Love your…

Overwhelmed by Media

The Gospel coalition just had a good article on something I was formulating. Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 The idea being how we become exhausted by Social Media. The article mentioned the area of jealousy, which is a fantastic thing to reflect on. Do the lives of…