And so I found myself in a bit of an odd place. My friends and family are well-versed in the reasons I did not, and urged others not to, vote for Mr. Trump. And yet, as I did with President Obama before him, I feel compelled to show a high degree of respect for the office and the man that God has raised to this position.
We Reformed Christians sometimes tend to be a contentious lot. It begins often with our embracing the Doctrines of Grace and subsequently feeling gipped by our former… Read more “What Happens After the Cage Stage?”
There has been much talk on social media this week about the Syrian Refugee Crisis. And I’ve held off on chiming in for as long as I… Read more “Fox News “Christianity” & the Syrian Refugee Crisis”
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love… Read more “The Thorn Bush of Theological Pride”
God’s good gifts sometimes don’t seem so good. We think that all of God’s blessings will be things that bring instant gratification and will make our lives… Read more “God’s Gifts Often Look Different Than You Expect”
We can idolize just about anything. Even good things.
Ministry. Work. Family. Sports. TV shows. Celebrity preachers. Worship bands. You name it, we can idolize it.
Another school shooting; this time in Oregon. And with an apparent emphasis toward professing Christians. ISIS beheading people who profess faith in Christ. SCOTUS supposedly making gay “marriage”… Read more “Persecution & Unrighteousness: Has the Church Failed?”
My wife and I have just returned from our second vacation in Orange County, CA. It was much needed and wonderfully restful. We ate good food, drank… Read more “A Theology of Vacation”
God is love (1 John 4:8). No doubt about it. He is the source of all good (Romans 11:36; James 1:17), and love is very good (1 Corinthians… Read more “God Loves Everyone… Except Esau Apparently”
There is a lot of junk food available here in the U.S. And let’s be honest—a lot of it tastes really good. My favorite has always been… Read more “Spiritual Fitness Check-Up”