Photo from inc.com Romans 1:22 "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools" In a world in which every average person with an opinion (including Simmons' Opinions) has a blog, YouTube channel, or podcast, this is one of those verses that really hits home for me. During my time as a graduate student, I was … Continue reading Professing Wisdom is Foolish
Acts 21:13 "Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus." Paul was warned that the Jews were looking to arrest him. They implored Paul to stay away from … Continue reading Facing Social Rejection
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
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.
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
I am usually not one to speak of my health. As a guy who spend over a decade earning money based on strength and toughness in the roofing industry, hiding my pain has been something that I have become accustomed to. However, as I get older, I realize more and more that many of us … Continue reading My Weakness. My Strength.
Most of us feel compelled to post only the "best" aspects of our lives on social media. Others post mostly the "worst". Those of us who present the "best" parts of ourselves on social media are not only seeking validation and praise, but are inadvertently harming others. Those of us who present the "worst" are … Continue reading Social Media Responsibility
One year ago from today, I was living in Las Vegas pursuing a Ph.D. while my wife was working her way up through the casino industry. She was beloved at work and was in line for a better position. We lived in a reasonable home with reliable transportation - we just took out a loan … Continue reading An Ode to Suffering