The New Warzone: Dealing with Social Media and The Polarization of America

Below is an article I posted on Medium.  It was more or less a journal entry so it doesn’t have the links to articles and verses the way my normal posts do.  God bless! What can we do to get it right these days? It seems like no matter what we say or do, someone […]

Election and the Mystery of the Nazarite Vow

So one issue that I’ve dealt with for a long time now (and many others have as well) is that of election. In case you don’t know what I am talking about I am not talking about campaigns, voter fraud, and Super PACs; biblically the concept of election refers to those who are saved and to whom […]

Christ Pantokrator of Sinai, or God is Love/Justice

The portrait above is known as Christ Pantokrator of Sinai, also known as the Sinai Christ.  It was thought to have been commissioned by the Emperor Justinian for St. Catherine’s monestary.  I first saw this painting in university during a class on the history of Christianity, and it’s stuck with me ever since.  Now I’ve […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 they […]