The Gospel and Social Justice

The rise of the political organization Black Lives Matter and the modern social justice movement has caused no small disturbance in the American church. Some people are confused, some are overwhelmed, some are overconfident, and some are deceived. I'm specifically concerned for friends of mine in conservative Christianity who are blindly accepting this movement while... Continue Reading →

“I Didn’t Know God”

At first when he answered the phone I thought it was a joke. I had reconnected with a friend I hadn't talked to in ten years. But he sounded nothing like the friend I used to know. I even told him it didn’t sound like him. Of course, that made things awkward for a bit.... Continue Reading →

The Weak Church: Making Much of Christ

Planted in Weakness Christianity has enjoyed a position of strength in Western society for a long time. The church once commanded kings, encompassed nations, and dominated the world. But things were not always this way. Before the Emperor Constantine legalized Christianity in the Byzantine Empire through the Edict of Milan in 313 A.D., Christianity was... Continue Reading →

21 Days of Giving Thanks – Day 17

In an effort to emphasize the season of Thanksgiving, I'm celebrating it all through the month of November. Earlier I explained my 21 Days of Giving Thanks challenge (which you can read about here). Today let's give thanks for the gift of the Bible. Day 17 - Give Thanks for Reading God's Word in Your Own... Continue Reading →

21 Days of Giving Thanks – Day 16

In an effort to emphasize the season of Thanksgiving, I'm celebrating it all through the month of November. Earlier I explained my 21 Days of Giving Thanks challenge (which you can read about here). Today let's give thanks for one more aspect of government. Day 16 - Give Thanks for thed Executive Branch of the Government... Continue Reading →

21 Days of Giving Thanks – Day 1

Walk into about every major retail store this week, and you will find Christmas decorations galore. Why? $$$. Simply put, Christmas sells better than Thanksgiving. But I'd like to make an argument for Thanksgiving first, then Christmas. I'm not going to enter into the "Is it OK to listen to Christmas music yet?" debate because... Continue Reading →

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