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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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… Continue reading A Game of Thrones, or Pledging Allegiance to…