Cannibal Christianity, or Everybody Needs to Calm Down!

When you turn on the news or check your feed on Facebook, Twitter, or whatever new social media platform is popular these days (I’m getting too old to bother keeping up with the latest tech trends) what kind of stuff are you seeing?  Is it uplifting to you and those who might see it later?Continue reading “Cannibal Christianity, or Everybody Needs to Calm Down!”

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”

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”

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”

Biblical Marriage Part I: Contracts & Covenants

Websites, media channels, and blogs will give you a plethora of explanations of how marriage should be defined and why, but to understand the biblical view of marriage we need to first understand WHY it’s important.  Both the Old and New Testaments put an emphasis on this “institution” and it’s context in society.  They bothContinue reading “Biblical Marriage Part I: Contracts & Covenants”

Hozier- Take Me to Church, or Why Non-Christians Don’t Like Christians pt. 2

Click here to read part 1 I’ve heard Hozier’s Take Me to Church in a number of places in recent days and it’s been on my mind a lot.  The song is amazingly well-written but I am troubled by the message of the song for two reasons. It offers, yet another, insight into why non-ChristiansContinue reading “Hozier- Take Me to Church, or Why Non-Christians Don’t Like Christians pt. 2”

The Snare of Perfection and Self-Reliance

A quick reflection on the struggles with perfectionism and self-reliance.