John 15:18 "If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you." We live in a society that is becoming increasingly hostile toward Christians and biblical Christianity. Believing in biblical views of sexuality, gender, race, marriage and marital roles, government, judicial systems, etc. lead those around us to label us … Continue reading I Hope to be Hated
John 11:35 "Jesus wept." As a young man, I used to use this verse as a joke to prove I memorized verses. It was not until I became a man that I realized how amazing this verse is. Jesus, the creator of the universe, almighty God in the flesh, the Prince of peace, the King … Continue reading The Simple Profundity of John 11:35
I Wrote a Book. It has been a difficult and arduous process, but I completed a goal that I have had for several years. All throughout my time in graduate school, I wrote paper after paper on a range of religious topics from the supernatural to capitalism. I never published any of my work, so … Continue reading The Old Gods of the New Age
“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD” (Psalm 100:1). “O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation” (Psalm 95:1). “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:9). A Brief … Continue reading Church Music: You are Not Going to Like This
Have you ever heard the phrase, “better safe than sorry”? It is often applied to everything from wearing a seat belt to using a helmet when riding a bike to going to throwing away milk that has a slight sour smell. The idea that we might as well do something that might not be … Continue reading Should Christians Use Pascal’s Wager?
In my frustration in conversing with my fellow Christians who fear standing on Biblical truths in matters of homosexuality, tattoos, the Trinity, and which Bible translation is the inspired word of God (if any), I decided to see how our brothers and sisters in Christ were treated as the Church was first formed. I turned … Continue reading Are You Willing to Die for Christ?
"Ignorance is bliss" Americans used to get 30 minutes of local news and 60 minutes of national news each day. If you missed the broadcast, you had to read a newspaper in the morning. That's it. That is all the news media consumption that was available. Now we have a 24 hour cable news cycle … Continue reading We Are Victims of Moral Panic
As I watch some of the "highlights" (which is a questionable description) of the Democrat debate last night, I weep as presidential candidates aggressively fight for the destruction of both the history and future of the United States. Sentiment 1: "The country was and is racist, and we are the wealthiest nation on the planet … Continue reading Democrats Will Destroy the U.S.
I was raised in a Christian home my entire life. I cannot remember a time when I was not in church as a child. This was both a great testament to the Faith and dedication of my parents, but also a hindrance to my own spiritual growth. I cannot remember the date that I got … Continue reading Improve Your Bible Study in 6 Easy Steps
About 10 years ago, I predicted a simultaneous civil war, world war, and economic collapse. At that time, we were in the midst of the “Great Recession” and escalating conflict overseas between Middle Eastern nations including our own “war on terror” that continues to solider on. Right now, it seems that those last two issues … Continue reading The Coming Civil Conflict