Category Conflict

So, Christian, Now What?

Well, here is a little list: Give thanks to God. We should not have wanted a man like Trump to be president but we should also not have wanted a woman like Hillary even more. So, give thanks that it is not as bad as it could have been, but be humble enough to admit […]

Brief Review: Thinking Biblically About Education

Thinking Biblically About Education is a pithy, and necessary, book. The author, Zachary Garris, doesn’t hold back much in his critique of public (government) education. Garris wishes to tear down the pagan temples in our land and dash to pieces the Baals that Christians worship. This book is a good introduction to the discussion of education […]

Lesser Of Two Evils Nonsense

Christians cannot vote for any Democratic candidate, or any candidate from any party, that supports the abortion of infants. Christians must steadfastly reject any candidate that wants to take taxpayer dollars to spill the blood of children. This is evil, and because abortion is such an evil,  Christians cannot vote for anyone who supports it. […]

The Battle Of Worldviews Isn’t

There is sanity and insanity, rationality and irrationality, faith and unbelief, life and death. The battle of worldviews, Christ and um…everything else, is not a battle. All the other side can do is steal what isn’t theirs. Even atheists assume a Christian worldview to establish their views against the God who made them. As one […]

Can Christians Lie?

Now, that title might seem a little cute. Of course, Christians are capable of lying, that is, they have the ability to lie. However, this is what I am getting at: is lying permitted by Christian ethics? Let me back up a couple steps. The other day I pressed the “scan” button on my car […]

The God Of Peace At War

A snippet of an Advent sermon concerning Genesis 3:15 and Romans 16:20. Mary, is the last of the barren women whose miracle Seed will save the world. Genesis 3:15. How does this fit in with what Paul says in Romans 16:20? Well, here are some questions: What would it take to defeat a dragon? What would […]

Old Fogey Rumpus

Let me say, right here at the start, that I am one of those crotchety grumps who believe in the old ways when water ran downhill, circles stayed round, and yes, boys were boys and girls were girls. Ah, the good ol’ days. And to that point, let record be made that God’s creation design […]

Calm Down, Dad

Let me relay a humbling story to you. My family and I were on a little weekend trip to visit some sister churches in another town, in another state. A six hour drive included about four hours of our three year old singing 20 letters of the alphabet along with his own song made up […]

Good Storytelling

I remember where I was when I first thought about story and life. I was in the back seat of a friend’s car going around the curve of the highway’s off ramp, just over there by the local G&L. We were all chatting about college, for we were yet in high school, and the thought […]

A Firm Resignation

When it comes to a despot authority, Christians are called to resist, not give in. Christians are called to battle, not cower. Christians are called to put an end to evil, not take a side-step and let evil roll over the next person in line. No, Christians take the hit from evil on the chin, […]