A Time for Repentance, or a Note to the Body

You’ve heard it a thousand, thousand times.  “We are all called to repentance.” The pastor says.  “Repent!  For the kingdom of God is at hand!” The missionary quotes.  “Repent!  Turn away from your wickedness before it’s too late!” Proclaims the street corner soapbox preacher. My definition of repentance is the action of ceasing one’s sin,Continue reading “A Time for Repentance, or a Note to the Body”

Sweet Carolina, or What’s Making Charleston Different from Ferguson and Baltimore

I have no doubt that you’ve heard a lot about the events of the past week in Charleston, SC and the subsequent debate about the Confederate Battle Flag at the State House in Columbia.  The talking heads have yammered on about racist America and the hatred that is flows through every street since the TrayvonContinue reading “Sweet Carolina, or What’s Making Charleston Different from Ferguson and Baltimore”

A Comment on Bruce Jenner

I’m so tired of hearing about this and I was planning on ignoring the topic entirely, but I recently read an article from James over at the I 53:5 Project about the Christian response to it in which  I commented.  The comment got a bit lengthy and I thought I’d re-post it here. I seeContinue reading “A Comment on Bruce Jenner”

A Game of Thrones, or Pledging Allegiance to…

I’m not a fan of the Game of Thrones series.  I’ve never watched an episode but I read a little bit of the book and it wasn’t really my cup of tea.  Given that I’m not a fan, I think most people have heard about the outrage over the shows depicting the rape of oneContinue reading “A Game of Thrones, or Pledging Allegiance to…”

Left Wing/RightWing: A Christian Political Scientist’s Review of Modern Politics

I am a political junkie.  I am a student of political science and I watch the news far more often than I probably should, but I like knowing what’s going on and being able to engage in discussions that the power players are having.  That being said, I’ve recognized that for most Americans political speakContinue reading “Left Wing/RightWing: A Christian Political Scientist’s Review of Modern Politics”

Prophecy Watch: News Reports of Strange Trumpet Sounds in the Sky

I’ve read blogs, seen videos, and heard audio from people around the world talking about these crazy horn-like sounds coming from the sky.  The sound is described as deafening and lasts for several minutes.  I’ve not touched on this in the past because most readers would blow it off as non-sense but now that wellContinue reading “Prophecy Watch: News Reports of Strange Trumpet Sounds in the Sky”

HEADLINE: Another Major Earthquake Strikes Nepal

According to the USGS, a magnitude 7.3 has struck Nepal just 2 weeks after the earthquake that killed 8,000+ people on April 25.  BBC reports 4 people have been killed in this earthquake, but that number may rise as aftershocks hit and more victims are discovered.  Please pray for the people of Nepal as theyContinue reading “HEADLINE: Another Major Earthquake Strikes Nepal”

Video Post: Warnings from a Modern Day Prophet

As Christians, we use the term prophet cautiously because of how many false prophets there are and have been.  Prophecy is not necessarily about predicting the future, but about speaking from God to national leaders and to the people of the nations.  In my opinion, if you have to label yourself a prophet then youContinue reading “Video Post: Warnings from a Modern Day Prophet”

Pray for Kenya

Prayers out to the survivors and the victim’s families of today’s attack by al-Shabab on a university in Kenya killing at least 70 Christian students.  The students were asked, “Are you Muslim or Christian?” The Muslims were released and the Christians were executed. As many of you know, my family and I have spent theContinue reading “Pray for Kenya”