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I thank God for all of you. You have been faithful in spreading God’s message throughout the world.
Moreover, you have not been bashful about the nature of Christ from His miraculous birth to His bodily resurrection.
In fact, you understand better than anyone through how you practice ...
I generally don't write about politics. Most of my writing focuses specifically on theological/cultural/biblical issues. However, the recent tragedy in Charleston and the overall incompetent response by politicians and the public at large have provoked an almost unbearable frustration.
I am constantly underwhelmed and overburdened by those who are elected to lead our country. Maybe I am an idealist but I ...
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The problem of evil, suffering, and pain are those topics which are commonly used in philosophical arguments against the existence of God. However, there are also practical concerns when it comes to the problem of evil as well. I am ...
This message was delivered to the fine folks at Papio Creek Church on Sunday May 31st 2015.
This messages consists of two parts.
PART ONE: What does it mean to call oneself a "Christian" in today's culture. We have been told by our predecessors a version of Christianity that is untrue. We have taken this untrue story to the nations under the ...
For the next month, a consortium of Christian churches in the town of Fountain Hills, Arizona is hosting a series of seminars called “Progressive Christianity: Fact or Fiction”. The series is aimed at providing a buffer against questions that have arisen surrounding a progressive church in the area.
The debate between progressive and conservative Christianity is not new. Most of the ...
When a loved one dies, we suffer at the deepest emotional level. The shock of our loved one no longer being present with us reminds us of our own mortality. When we grieve we do not grieve for our loved one - we grieve for ourselves. We grieve because we are reminded of how short life is; how fragile our ...
A short post today. This is heavy on my heart...
Imagine if the Church was just as passionate; just as vocal about opposing racism as it was opposing homosexuality!
When will we get our priorities in order?
When will we start standing up for those who need us just as Christ would?
I believe the Church can be great. I believe the church can still ...
I suppose it shouldn't surprise me anymore, but it still does. I recently came across an article talking about how the song “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town has been banned by many country radio stations around the country. As the argument goes, the song promotes the “gay agenda”. Of course anyone who actually listens to the song knows this ...
Only writers and thinkers can appreciate the neurotic tendencies they have to write down ideas. I have notebooks stationed everywhere and usually carry a small journal with me as well. I, like other writers and thinkers, are prone to waking up in the middle of the night and having an uncontrollable need to write a thought down. It’s a little ...
What matters is to find a purpose, to see what it really is that God wills that I shall do; the crucial thing is to find a truth which is truth for me, to find the idea for which I am willing to live and die.
Any man can make a mistake but only a fool persists in his error.
In religious belief as elsewhere, we must take our chances, recognizing that we could be wrong, dreadfully wrong. There are no guarantees; the religious life is a venture; foolish and debilitating error is a permanent possibility. (If we can be wrong, however, we can also be right.)
I am a Christian, not because someone explained the nuts and bolts of Christianity, but because there were people willing to be nuts and bolts.