The Spiritual State of the Union?

January 24, 2015 at 8:27 pm | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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This is a post that Ronnie Floyd, the current Southern Baptist President, made on January 23, 2015. It is a response of sorts to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address. This is my response to Mr. Floyd’s response. You can find the original here. Continue Reading The Spiritual State of the Union?…

Honest questions

November 25, 2014 at 8:09 pm | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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I’ve thought a lot about what’s going on in Ferguson since the shooting took place. Now that the decision has been made and the reaction has happened, I’m left more aggravated than I was before. Many will dismiss what’s written because I’m white and I just possibly couldn’t understand what it’s like to be black. As if experiencing loss, poverty, pain, grief, or any number of other things was reserved for a specific people group…. Continue Reading Honest questions…

Bible “study”?

September 10, 2014 at 5:28 pm | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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While there are some scriptures that are difficult to interpret, the number of verses that are difficult is not as high as most Christians make it. We can definitively understand the majority of the text found in scripture if we use the proper hermeneutic, the proper history, and (most of all) the proper context. If we do this, the majority of verses found in the Bible are understandable. And, why not? If they weren’t what kind of life could a Christian live? It makes no sense for God to give His people a revelation that they can’t understand!

Here are four of the main reasons why I believe many Christians don’t intepret scriptures correctly:
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Staying warm and dry

August 26, 2014 at 9:31 pm | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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I’ve seen a lot of stuff on the ice bucket challenge and I posted something on Facebook about it the other day. Over the weekend, I thought about it more and, because of this, I won’t be participating in the ice bucket challenge. There are a few reasons that have led me to this decision, but it’s one in particular; and one that I haven’t heard given by most who opt out of the challenge. Continue Reading Staying warm and dry…

Platitudes, Proclamations, and Twisted Scripture

July 29, 2014 at 7:44 pm | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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When I see people post statuses by famous megachurch pastors talking about how we are conquerers or how we have God’s favor or how we’re blessed beyond measure: I can’t help but wonder:

Are the Christians in Mosul who are being murdered by Muslims solely because they profess Christ actually false believers? Or do they just lack the amount of faith it takes to be conquerers/have God’s favor/be blessed beyond measure. I mean, surely, if they were REAL Christians like the megachurch pastors, they wouldn’t have their houses burned down, they wouldn’t be fleeing the city that 4 generations of their family has lived in, and they wouldn’t be watching their children be slaughtered before their very eyes before being martyred themselves. Continue Reading Platitudes, Proclamations, and Twisted Scripture…

Newsbites 5/18/14

May 18, 2014 at 9:20 pm | Posted in Newslinks | Leave a comment
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‘I’m Not Ready to Have Children’: Activist Films Her Own Abortion to Show Women It Can Be a ‘Positive’ Experience

Emily Letts, a 25-year-old abortion counselor, decided that she would film herself going through an abortion to “show women that there is a such thing as a positive abortion story”. She found out that she was pregnant and decided that she wasn’t ready to have children. The video posted on Youtube mainly focuses on Letts’ face and also includes her thoughts about a month after having the abortion. She says in the video that she is “in awe of the fact that she can make a baby” and that she “can make life”. In an article to Cosmo, Letts gives more reason as to why she did the video: Continue Reading Newsbites 5/18/14…

News Bites 05/04/14

May 4, 2014 at 8:39 pm | Posted in Newslinks | Leave a comment
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Glenn Beck Invokes Joseph Smith, Mormon Beliefs During Liberty University Speech

Radio talk show host Glenn Beck gave a speech to the Liberty University student body in which he talked about atonement, Joseph Smith, and his Mormon theology. He told those gathered that he shares their faith and that he had been given a special message for the Liberty students. Beck talked about Joseph Smith being martyred and made a connection between Smith and the students. He told them that they had to figure out what purpose God had sent them here to accomplish. Continue Reading News Bites 05/04/14…

News Bites 04/27/14

April 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm | Posted in Newslinks | Leave a comment
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Palestinian leader denounces Holocaust as ‘heinous crime’,0,2695104.story

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas spoke out against the atrocities of the Holocaust and talked about having sympathy for the victims. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu thinks that the claims were just an effort to get public opinion on his side. Abbas said that the world should “safeguard the oppressed and weak wherever they are found”. He then spoke about his own Palestinians are oppressed and “denied freedom and peace”. Abbas used the comments to continue to push for a two state solution to peace. Netanyahu said that peace will not happen while Palestinians remain connected to Hamas.

The push for a two state solution is really a pipe dream. I find it really hard to believe that Palestinians will stop with their own state. For all that has happened, I don’t think that Israel will find peace if Palestine gets their own state. I think it will just make it easier for Palestine to be a pain in Israel’s butt. As a Christian, I believe that Israel has a right to the land that God promised them. The arguments that are often made to support Palestine are weak at best. God promised Israel their land and they shouldn’t have to give it up for any reason… Continue Reading News Bites 04/27/14…


March 28, 2014 at 5:47 pm | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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I cannot help but marvel at the propensity for professing Christians to cling on to something because it has the look of Christianity or mentions some minute snippet of the Bible in some way. Many in the professing church are quick to point to a celebrity or popular leader as an example of Christianity. Oftentimes, these icons of Christianity betray their weak profession and the professing church is left with egg on its face. Just think about Miley Cyrus or Justin Beiber if you don’t believe me. The same goes with arts and entertainment as well. Many Christians are quick to support something that bears a Christian name, regardless of the substance of that endeavor. Continue Reading Pragmatism…

The Core Message of the Bible

February 25, 2014 at 8:40 pm | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment

It was started by a website that I came across. The website belongs to a seminary in New York City who has put much time, effort, and money into an effort to convince Christians that they can support the homosexual movement without compromising their faith. They have a website for their “Friends and Family Plan” where they’ve taken all sorts of information about the LGBT movement and how to undermine the faith of Christians to convince them to promote sexual sin that God calls an abomination. In their resources, they use the same tired canards and talking points that Christians have refuted for years and, just like those before them, they fail to listen to them. But, this didn’t surprise me. What caught my attention was one of the statements they made in their propaganda sheets: Continue Reading The Core Message of the Bible…

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