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

Q&A: What about Gluttony?

A friend of mine posed the question a while back: "Why is gluttony so overlooked and under-preached from the pulpit?" - Jonathan; Columbia, SC A fair question, even if it does hit a little close to home for this author.  But what is gluttony, really?  Is it actually a sin?  Either way, why don't pastors… Continue reading Q&A: What about Gluttony?

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 Trayvon… Continue reading Sweet Carolina, or What’s Making Charleston Different from Ferguson and Baltimore

A Father’s Day Reflection

Those of you who have been following this blog for a while have heard bits and pieces of the story with my father.  My biological father passed away when I was a year old.  I grew up with my amazing grandfather as the male influence in my life and when I was eleven my mother… Continue reading A Father’s Day Reflection

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 see… Continue reading A Comment on Bruce Jenner

Video: A Thought on 21st Century Proselytizing

A good friend and I were having a conversation a few nights back and we somehow ended up on the topic of Christianity and proselytizing.  For anyone who doesn't know, proselytizing is the act of trying to convert someone.  He isn't a Christian and he's been very open with me that Christians make him uncomfortable. … Continue reading Video: A Thought on 21st Century Proselytizing

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 one… Continue 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 speak… Continue 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 well… Continue reading Prophecy Watch: News Reports of Strange Trumpet Sounds in the Sky

Blogging Through Song: Life After Death & Taxes

A dear friend of mine named Vernon Bauer, a retired missionary to Colombia and a masterful theologian, preached a sermon once on the benefit of music in our daily Christian walk.  Needless to say, I was intrigued.  The point that he made was to plant a song in your mind to call upon when temptation… Continue reading Blogging Through Song: Life After Death & Taxes