Category War

This Is War

Advent means coming. We often think of Advent as the time a baby is born, meek and mild, and laying in a manger no crying He makes (yeah right!). We often think of cozy little hay beds and fluffy winged angels and shepherds with red cheeks. I wonder, did the cattle barn have Christmas lights? […]

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 Way Of The King

I have been preaching through the Gospel According to Mark and it is truly amazing. I had always thought that Mark was kind of lame because it was short, terse, and it did not seem to have much internal cohesion. I always opted to read the longer Gospels as if they were better. After actually studying […]

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 […]

When the Faithful Lose–They Don’t

One of the most confounding aspects of the Gospel is that victory comes through failure. This is what Paul calls “foolishness” in 1 Corinthians 1:18-25. The world wants victory, power, and domination upfront like a superhero with flashing abilities to overcome and light the enemies ablaze. The world wants a Superman that cannot die, so […]