John Cooper, lead singer of the Christian rock band Skillet, has been in the news over the past couple of years for his critique of “Christian” pastors who use their pulpit for money and popularity rather than preaching the Gospel. He composed a lengthy Facebook post about making “pastors uncool again.” Most of us agree… Continue reading The Christian Cancel Culture
“For the love of money is the root of all evil.” I Timothy 6:10INTRODUCTION The dominance of global neoliberal economics and cries for economic justice in the United States has reignited a firestorm of criticism of the capitalist system. What once was a booming economic system that attempted to address and correct the horrors of… Continue reading THE NEOLIBERAL ETHIC AND THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM
“There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.”Isaiah 48:22 Look around at our nation, our world; our history. How often has there been peace? America has seen its share of wars and conflicts - Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea, WWII, WWI, Civil, and Revolutionary. We even had a “Cold War” sprinkled in for good… Continue reading No Peace
"You are a flaw in the pattern, Winston. You are a stain that must be wiped out. Did I note tell you just now that we are different from the persecutors of the past? We are not content with negative obedience, nor even with the most abject submission. When finally you surrender to us, it… Continue reading A Quick Lesson from 1984
“Before the Lord; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.”Psalms 98:9 This verse jumped out at me today because of the current political climate (of course, right?), but bear with me. One of the things the Left is calling for is equity. This… Continue reading Equity Through Salvation
Something to think about with all the chaos and civil unrest happening right now. Those who are pulling down statues believe as strongly and passionately about their cause as you do about keeping those statues to remember history. They believe in their cause as much - and possibly more - than you do about evangelizing… Continue reading Rethinking the Unrest
Psalm 2:4 "He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision." When "the heathen rage" (Psalm 2:1) and the kings and rulers of the world gather together "against the Lord" (verse 2), the Lord laughs and mocks them. This should chill us to the bone - not for our… Continue reading The God Who Laughs
POWERFUL ELITES UNITE The World Economic Forum (WEF) is one of the largest gatherings of “the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.” Just a few of their members include AARP, Apple, New York Times, Open Society Institute (George Soros), Soros Fund Management, and Walmart. There… Continue reading The “Great Reset” and the New World Order.
With all the protests, slogans, and riots concerning police brutality after the death of George Floyd, have you seen any actual plan to reform our policing? We see calls to defund and/or dismantle departments, but no significant reform plan has been put out. I actually wrote this for one of my criminal justice courses in… Continue reading A Proper Policing Initiative
A skeptic is someone who questions things; someone who desires to look beyond the surface. A cynic is someone who attributes negative motivation to a person. I fear that we have moved well beyond the former toward a society so overcome by cynicism that we can no longer trust each other. This used to play… Continue reading Are You a Skeptic or Cynic?