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 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…

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 Destroying Evil

This is really in addition to my post on suffering. As I have been seeking the Lord for wisdom, I have been listening to a broad range of thinkers. I had already been convinced of the shortness of the reach of the Christian message only as we have come to present it. Not that I…

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…