As expected, white-supremacist Dylan Roof was found guilty on multiple charges for the horrific murder of nine innocent people during a prayer meeting within their local church. There are 4 very important responses from Christians during this time: 1) Thank God for justice. As we know, justice is not always served here on earth. It does seem clear that the jury was correct in this case. Thus, … Continue reading 5 Things To Pray For In the Wake of the Dylan Roof Verdict
Blaise Pascal was a brilliant French Christian and mathematician in the 17th century. He is known for much, but one of the things that has most carried his name through history is the famous “Pascal’s Wager.” This philosophical wager is used much in apologetic circles. I know this because I used to so often circulate it. However, as I have matured in my faith, and therefore, … Continue reading A Wager Not Worth Making — 4 Reasons to Avoid Utilizing Pascal’s Wager
Thanksgiving is a special day Americans take to be thankful for the things they enjoy in the their lives. For the Christian, regardless of the debate about the history and origins of Thanksgiving as a holiday, this is a healthy practice. Thanksgiving is certainly not the day when we are to be thankful, that is everyday. In that sense, Thanksgiving is a holiday we ought … Continue reading 8 Things Christians Should Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving
The men’s Bible study group I am involved in on Tuesday nights has slowly but surely been making our way through the book of Romans. Last week, part of our text covered Romans 10: 13-18, “[F]or ‘Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.‘ How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in … Continue reading Public Proclamations
I am constantly reading articles addressing the issue of the church reaching millennials. A simple google search will prove the point that this is a very talked about issue among Christians and churches alike. One of my current ministries in my role at the local Church I work at is overseeing a college group. And as a millennial, a college ministry leader, and a recently graduated … Continue reading 7 Reasons the Church Is Not Reaching Millennials
Today is Reformation Sunday, the day before Reformation day. Unfortunately, Reformation Day is more known for being Halloween. Christians have been debating for a long time whether or not Christian families should participate in Halloween. Some see it as a wicked celebration and glorification of evil, in which we consider darkness entertainment, and expose our children to forces and images they need not see. Others … Continue reading What Is More Terrifying than Anything You Will See this Halloween? God.
A CNN article broke out recently informing the world of the LDS church’s, as they put it, “monumental shift” on homosexuality. There has been a shift, even on the lds.org webpage has a banner indicating that the church has updated its resource list on “gay Mormons.” The new feature of the webpage, (mormonandgay) is a resource and explanation of the Mormon church’s position on being … Continue reading Mormonism, Homosexuality, and Infallible Churches
Not too long ago I got into a very loving, respectful debatewith a brother in Christ about apologetic methodology. One thing was brought up that I wanted to elaborate on.The debate began because I suggested that the presuppositional apologetics (PA) model of apologetics seeks to prove the Christian faith on the impossibility of the contrary. Meaning, no other worldview can make sense of the necessary … Continue reading A Jew in Athens
Colin Kaepernick has recently created a national media firestorm. If you have not heard, he has recently decided to no longer stand during the pre-game National Anthems. His reason for doing so is that he feels blacks in America are being systematically oppressed, and therefore, it goes against his conscience to show respect for the nation’s flag that is doing that, or at least turning … Continue reading To Stand Or Not to Stand?
I don’t often find the “trending” function of Facebook to be helpful. Most often it is informing me of things I really could not care less about. It informs me of actresses I have never heard of coming out as bisexual, it informs me of what people wore to the Oscars, it tells me which NFL team recently released a past-his-prime superstar, but very rarely … Continue reading #JusticeForVictoria