Blogging through Song: King Without a Crown by Matisyahu

Ancient Abandon is transitioning from WordPress to Substack by the end of calendar year 2022. This post can be read in full at ancientabandon.substack.com. While there, be sure to sign up for the mailing list and share it with a friend! It's a free way to support this ministry. Be blessed! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChV5BZ8SmS0 Release/Renew I’ve loved… Continue reading Blogging through Song: King Without a Crown by Matisyahu

A Passover Gift

With Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread starting tomorrow, I thought I would take a moment and share the messianic Seder that I put together for my family. It's inspired by the traditional Jewish Passover tradition but incorporates the Gospel of Jesus and certain things were amended to suit our family (i.e. changing the… Continue reading A Passover Gift

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

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… Continue reading Election and the Mystery of the Nazarite Vow

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… Continue reading Christ Pantokrator of Sinai, or God is Love/Justice

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?

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