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American Gods

“Yet ye have forsaken me, and served other gods: wherefore I will deliver you no more. Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.”‭‭Judges‬ ‭10:13-14‬ The new gods are not Baal and Ashteroth, but entertainment and politics. America has been on a spiritual… Continue reading American Gods

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Closing for Coronavirus: A Socialist Dream

The initial COVID-19 response was excessive, but I understood it. Around March 11th, the NBA and other massive companies and corporations began shutting down. Not long after, the state governments followed suit. The reason, we were told, is that we needed to “flatten the curve” of infections because our medical system was not equipped to… Continue reading Closing for Coronavirus: A Socialist Dream

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A House Divided

My church doors are open. It seems that whenever I tell another "Christian" that my church is still holding services (which is not yet illegal in my state), they look at me completely side-eyed. Some have gone as far as to say that I am endangering them because I choose to meet with other Christians… Continue reading A House Divided

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When the Building Falls

2 Corinthians 5:1 "For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." I believe wholeheartedly that if my church building crumbled tomorrow, we would meet in a field somewhere. That is because we have become… Continue reading When the Building Falls

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Professing Wisdom is Foolish

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

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Facing Social Rejection

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

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Knowing the Unknown God

Acts 17:23 "For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, To The Unknown God. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you." The Greeks and Romans were polytheists - as were many ancient cultures. However, they still had room for a "god" that they did… Continue reading Knowing the Unknown God

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Eliminating Differences

Acts 15:9 "And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith." "Us" are the Jews and "them" are the Gentiles. Peter is saying that when "we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they" (verse 11). Salvation eliminates our social, racial, gender,… Continue reading Eliminating Differences