Rebellion 101

The Atlantic recently had a great article about how the left’s tactics are becoming fundamentalist in nature especially on university campuses. They heap up judgment upon judgement bigot, racist, sexist, homophobic, upon anyone who disagrees and have started adopting language similar to sin. It wouldn’t be so bad if the reminder was to seek forgiveness, but…

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….

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…

Oh Lord please don’t let Us be Misunderstood

The Gospel. Getting it across well is a tenuous thing. For the first instance it is the good news of God. It is John 3:16 for God so loved the world that he sent his only Son… The idea that God even allows pardon is amazing. Furthermore not only does he allow pardon but he…

Why isn’t God more fancy?

This is a follow-up to last week about wonder. Why is it that we are able to look at the wonder of our galaxy and conclude that the “Truth is out there”but we are equally as unwilling to carry that notion over to perhaps the answer being God? To me this seems to follow. If…

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…

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…

A Rock of Offense

If we are going to get involved in local missions work then we should understand something about our message. The gospel is offensive. It either joyfully invites or spitefully reminds us of who we are. Our society is creating and pandering to offense everywhere, so generating more offense is an apt topic. How do we speak…

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….

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…

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,…