But the New Testament is Communist

The argument is basically capitalism is evil because it ends up exploiting those at the bottom but communism aims to support those at the bottom. I say this as I have heard and probably many of you have heard the appeal against capitalism in preference for communism because that is how the early church operated….

Religious Freedom & Legislating Morality

In a recent post by Douglas Wilson he commented about the reasons why Christians take the stances they do: So our reasoning should go like this. You don’t get have four wives because Jesus rose from the dead. You don’t get to marry someone of your own sex because when Christ took His bride He established…

Jesus and the apostle Paul Ryan

You might have seen the exchange in the New York Times where the apostle Paul Ryan argues with Jesus about caring for the poor. Yeah it was cute. A caricature of Paul Ryan completely lacking perspective and empathy argues with Jesus. It is a masterpiece of a modern parable. The kind where you use Jesus to endorse…

Whose Utopia?

We have had a lot of riots again. People really seem to believe that fires and forcing of wills is a useful way to communicate. Riots at the presidential inauguration, riots at Universities to stamp our opposing viewpoints. Riots, not protests, but violence in order to force an opinion. Even many of our protests calling…

Tension in the Pews

The results are in, though Michigan is still taking its sweet time. The battle was supposed to be over, but it continues. Sadly it is between even conservative and liberal voting Christians. There is also the one between democrats and republicans in general calling for faithless electorals but that is not this concern, but that would be a…

Laurels of your Forefathers

It is a new day, the election is over, the people have spoken. Are we stabilized or destabilized? Are we happy or fearful? How will we respond, is it time for the prayer to cease? I hope not. We can no longer rest in what those before had provided for us. We were given an…

Evangelicals (and Elections)

Huffington post has blasted Christian Evangelicals for supporting Trump and then with the other side of their mouths said not all Evangelicals are the same, you know, to hold out hope. But I have to ask if Trump does win, does that yet again mean that all Evangelicals are back to being bad guys? I guess…

Godzilla and King Kong

A clashing of Titans is upon us and we Christians are struggling with what to do with all the potential outcomes? It is not even November yet, but the shadow is already darkening the doors of American. Should it be Godzilla to destroy us or would it be better to allow King Kong to have his way? Christians…

Decide 2016

With America’s birthday just this week what better topic than choice?  No, this is not about the presidential candidate, but do make a decision on that as well, and probably one that respects God if you are a Christian. But the ongoing need to make a decision is a pressing issue for us all. This is…

On the increase of his Government

I gave this sermon on 5/22/16 about Government and the trying times we are in and how that causes us to not want to believe Romans 13:1-7. Sermon here 🙂 Below is a somewhat synopsis. I don’t want to be political as in trying to influence policy, that is not my purpose. But commenting on the…

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…

The best defense is Offense (soap box #2)

This is probably only my second soapbox right? On doing offense well. There are many offensive things in society. How do we as Christians deal with offense? How do we bring offense? It has been a trend for us that we love to picket and protest things. In fact, Christians used to have the corner…