Christian Parenting by the Books, or Maybe Not So Much

I have three sons: Eli (7), Liam (5), and Ari (2.5). We have a lot of fun together but like every family we have our share of conflicts. Thankfully because of their ages they are minor and usually inconsequential in the grand scheme of things, however we do take things like disrespect and disobedience quiteContinue reading “Christian Parenting by the Books, or Maybe Not So Much”

Standing for Something, or You Are Not Alone

Do you ever feel like you’re just drifting along and when you finally speak up about what you see happening in the world those around you tell you to stop overreacting, or to be more tolerant?  If so, I want you to know that you are not alone. I’ve been feeling this way for sometimeContinue reading “Standing for Something, or You Are Not Alone”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Catching Up, an Update

Boy, oh boy what a couple of months these have been!  I’m glad to say that things are starting to calm down a little bit and I’m finally able to give this blog more of the attention it deserves.  The last few weeks before the move were packed with long work hours and the stressContinue reading “Catching Up, an Update”