The other night I watched the CNN “Town Hall.” It made me sick to see children who are victimized by a murder be exploited for ratings and victimized again by politicians. I understand the pain of people who have lost loved ones and the lingering trauma that affects survivors of life-threatening events. As a war … Continue reading Gun Control: Making Citizens into Victims
Do Nothing Edmund Burke once said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” But politicians at every level (local, state, and national), and from both parties have convinced us that they will lead us to the life, prosperity, and utopia we want. They know the way … Continue reading Who is the Boss? Politicians Are Not Your Leader.
How relevant is apologetics today? How big a role should apologetics play in a Christian’s witness? And, above all, is apologetics biblical? Let us briefly consider these questions. To see just how relevant apologetics is today, we need only take a quick survey of the world around us. Whether we look at the world on … Continue reading Apologetics: Is It Still Relevant?
A federal judge in California temporarily stopped actions by the Trump administration to end parts of DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, partly based on the meaning of President Trump's Twitter messages. That’s right Twitter!! DACA has consumed much of the political debate in Washington this week. But there is an equal … Continue reading Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) IS NOT A LAW!!!
The Museum of the Bible opened in Washington, D.C., last year, and not a moment too soon for a city (and nation) plagued by scandal. In addition to ongoing investigations by a special counsel and various congressional committees, sexual harassment seems to have infected the nation's capital and the country like a scourge. One doesn't have … Continue reading Museum of the Bible
I also feel deep pity for the abortionists and their defenders and for us believers who are not moved to action.
When summing up the year now fading, the catchall phrases that generalize a common view don't work. It was neither the best of times nor the worst of times. In our fragmented politics, the center does not hold, and moving out to the edges of the frame doesn't hold us together. There's lots of e … Continue reading Step Out The Bubble
What is the foundation of a sound, lasting Christian faith? The Lord prayed on the night He was betrayed, “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17 NASB). As central and important as all the means of grace God has given His people are, it is clearly His intention that the Spirit … Continue reading DOES IT MATTER?
One of the clearest expressions of the Bible’s view of itself is found in 2 Peter 1:21: “No prophecy ever came from the human will, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”2 The origin of Scripture is God; the means of expression is human language. Yet, even in … Continue reading All Scripture is God-breathed
Western Christians have little connection with history. Events of thirty years ago are easily forgotten and generally considered irrelevant to “today.” So it is not surprising that most evangelicals are blissfully ignorant of a vitally important document on the topic of inerrancy produced by leading evangelical scholars. The Chicago Statement on Inerrancy, first published in … Continue reading Western Christians
The Council of Trent emphatically proclaimed that the Bible alone is not sufficient for faith and morals. God has ordained tradition in addition to the Bible to faithfully guide the church. Infallible guidance in interpreting the Bible comes from the church. One of the criteria used to determine this is the “unanimous consent of the … Continue reading The Infallibility of Apostolic Tradition
Jesus, in a familiar scene, is confronted by the Pharisees: “Tell us, then, what is your opinion: Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?” Knowing their malice, Jesus said, “Why are you testing me, you hypocrites? Show me the coin that pays the census tax.” Then they handed him the … Continue reading Jesus and Pharisees
The same Peter who courageously stood up for the gospel in the Book of Acts tells us in his first epistle that in this world we are “aliens and exiles,” and that we ought to “conduct [ourselves] honorably among the Gentiles [i.e., unbelievers], so that, though they malign [us] as evildoers, they may see [our] … Continue reading Freedom Use It Wisely
I love my home team. I am from Atlanta, Ga so Falcons, Brave, Hawks, I even like Atlanta United FC. I cheered for the Falcon and was mad when lost to the Saints, in the first game played in Super Dome after Hurricane Katrina. I would cheer for the Brave or Hawks if they played … Continue reading Go, Team! Go, Team!!
We are to worship God, honor our mothers and fathers, remain faithful to our spouses...
This weekend I did something different, and binge watched a show. What was it? No, I did not get caught-up on Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead or even best week to watch Pre-Season football. I what The Tick on Amazon. I am a longtime fan of The Tick. I am the only person I … Continue reading The Tick: No Spoon But Still Good.
What is the goal of taking the statues down? There is an old saying, those who do not learn from history is doomed to repeat it. Do we want to repeat the Confederate? I don’t. Instead of erasing history we should add accurate plaques to the monuments that tell the rest of the story. For … Continue reading But Why Take The Statues Down?