Speak now with the Fire

Yes, that is a Rage against the Machine quote with a change to it. With the rage seemingly not coming to end. It is time to speak now to the Christians who are getting caught up in all the self-righteous vainglory that is there for the getting. The Bible is pretty clear about this: Be…

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…

Suffering Violence

As we see violence increasing around us and people being beaten for opposing viewpoints, it is good to know that Jesus prepared us in saying that the Kingdom suffers violence and the violent take it by force. (Matt 11:12) When I first heard this as a kid I foolishly thought it meant something about how we…

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…

A Satisfied Mind

The late singer songwriter Johnny Cash covered the song A Satisfied Mind so did the late Jeff Buckley and  many others for that matter. It was probably because the song tells of a lasting truth. The song gets to the deeper question of where does our satisfaction lay? Solomon, arguably the wisest and probably with…

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…

A Liberation Theology

This idea of Liberation Theology is making the rounds again, so let’s talk about what it is. A lot progressive Christians are getting on this cart this time around. The premise is basically that God has preferential treatment and thus a mindset towards those who are in bondage, or the downcast or the dregs of society….

Another Angle

What we need to care about is conversion. It is conversion from unbelief not a cleaning up of a track record. I know that I used to buffet against this idea only because I heard or it may have been said in such a way that sanctification was not in mind. But in my own…

It’s a Comparison

The first will be last and the last will be first. Jesus tells the parable of a man who goes out into the morning to hire help for his fields because the harvest has come from Mathew 20. One by one they respond to the call and then later in the day the man goes…

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…

Reactions and Respondents 

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter and the wisdom of man to search it out. I have been thinking about Facebook and how it arrogantly prompts you at the top of your page to write whatever is on your mind. Social media is a bit like drinking. Our better judgment is…

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…