Bible · Christianity · King James Version · Politics · Religion

Dead Bodies and Evil Spirits

Our bodies are animated clumps of dead flesh. The second we are conceived we begin the dying process. However, the spirit within us which is also dead can be made alive through salvation in Jesus Christ (Romans 8:10-11). This is the very concept that we find in John 3:5 when Jesus says "Except a man… Continue reading Dead Bodies and Evil Spirits

Bible · Christianity · Culture · King James Version

God’s Exhaltation

1 Peter 5:6 says, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:” Humility is not my strong suit, which is ironic because I suffer from low self-esteem and imposter syndrome (an internal experience of believing that you are not as competent as others perceive you to… Continue reading God’s Exhaltation

Bible · Christianity · Culture · King James Version · Religion · Self and Society · Sociology of Religion

The Christian Celebrity

Our churches have become carbon copies of one another. You can attend almost any church from any denomination and you will have a similar experience, from the look to the music to the structure of the services. The various denominations are beginning to blend back together. Protestants, who broke away from Catholic heresies are melding… Continue reading The Christian Celebrity

Bible · Christianity · King James Version · Religion · Self and Society

Racing for the Crown

“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭9:24-25‬ The Olympic Games recently… Continue reading Racing for the Crown

Culture · mental health · Psychology · Religion · Self and Society · Sociology

Altering the Availability Heuristic

A heuristic is “a mental shortcut that allows an individual to make a decision, pass judgment, or solve a problem quickly and with minimal mental effort.” We use heuristics all the time. In any given situation, we are armed with data about the situation — usually sensory — and use heuristics to fill in the… Continue reading Altering the Availability Heuristic

Bible · Christianity · Culture · Education · King James Version · Media · Religion · Self and Society

Why I Write

“Under the governance of the printing press, discourse in America was different than it is now – generally coherent, serious, and rational”   -Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death  The value of the written word has been lost in our postmodern American culture. The complexity of well written prose has given way to “tweets written by… Continue reading Why I Write

Bible · Christianity · King James Version · Religion · Self and Society

“Why” Christianity

One phrase; two intentions.  The first is the question, why Christianity?  WHY CHRISTIANITY?  Because Christianity is valid in its internal consistency – the Bible does not contradict itself, and a “true believer” is a fundamentalist who follows the principles in the Book (at least as best as we can). When a believer follows the tenets of… Continue reading “Why” Christianity

Bible · Christianity · King James Version · Politics · Religion

Plain, Rude, and Biblical

“But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭11:6‬ This chapter really hit me today. Paul is my favorite preacher. It’s not just because his books are the crux of Christianity, but because I see my personality throughout his… Continue reading Plain, Rude, and Biblical