Blogging Thru Song: Breaking Benjamin- Ashes of Eden

It’s been a while since we’ve had a song post, so here you go.  There’s not much for me to add to this one.  There have been times when I turned away from God to follow my own desires, a tale common within Western Christianity.  Allow this song to be an encouragement to you, especiallyContinue reading “Blogging Thru Song: Breaking Benjamin- Ashes of Eden”

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”

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 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”

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 temptationContinue reading “Blogging Through Song: Life After Death & Taxes”

An Introduction to Bible Prophecy

Prophecy has been something that has captivated mankind for centuries.  It’s a mystery that is found in the lore of civilizations around the world, often times as related to a religion (though not always).  Prophecy, as it’s typically understood, can be categorized as a predictive forecast of an event or series thereof.  That, then, begsContinue reading “An Introduction to Bible Prophecy”

A New Lesson from the Feeding of the 5,000

Today at church the pastor’s sermon focused on the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000.  It was a good sermon, and I am always moved by his passion for preaching the Word of God but it wasn’t his points that jumped out at me.  It wasn’t the passion with which he spoke, and itContinue reading “A New Lesson from the Feeding of the 5,000”