Abortion and the Zika Virus

My social media was flooded yesterday. In the wake of the news that the Zika Virus is now in the United States, late term abortions have now been the topic of conversation. As the Zika virus is known to affect children if the carrier is a pregnant woman, the question on everyone’s mind apparently has been whether or not the Zika Virus is a good reason to have an … Continue reading Abortion and the Zika Virus

Theological Order of Operations

One of the many advantages to a blog post is the ability to momentarily focus on the minor points and applications of particular texts of Scripture. While the overall message, purpose, meaning, and application belong behind the pulpit, blogs are a safe place to run down rabbit trails. Thus, follow me along a trail found in Matthew 11. Matthew 11: 16-20, “But to what shall I compare … Continue reading Theological Order of Operations

Nice, France.

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was a delivery-truck driver who used the instrument of his profession as in instrument of death. On Thursday night, July 14th, Mohamed left 84 people dead. That’s 35 more people than were killed in America’s MOST DEADLY mass shooting. He also left 202 others injured. Let it stand that this one man killed more and injured more with a truck than any one man in … Continue reading Nice, France.

#NoLivesMatter

In the movie The Judge, there is a scene wherein two opposing lawyers have a private conversation about the murder case they are both involved with. The prosecution lawyer, Dwight Dickam (Billy Bob Thornton) says this to defense attorney Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.),   “Now you may think that Mark Blackwell is white trash, and he may very well have been. But in the … Continue reading #NoLivesMatter

Liberty and Democracy

Ben Franklin is one of many important names to remember in America during 4th of July festivities in America.There is a famous quote often attributed to him, “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.” It has not been confirmed that this quote is actually his. Nevertheless, it has become a well-known statement, although the sentiment does not seem … Continue reading Liberty and Democracy

The Early Church (8, 17)

Continuing in the response to 21 Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura, the attention will now be focused on the early church. The author of the article (like any good Catholic) believes Sola Scriptura to be a novel idea. He believes it’s a new thing. In one sense it is, as has been stated, the normative position of the Church today. It was not the rule of … Continue reading The Early Church (8, 17)

Traditions (2)

In continuing to defend against the biblical attacks presented in 21 Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura, the attention is now turned to a very important issue: Tradition. Rome denies the Bible is alone sufficient as a rule of faith for Christian life. The additional standards Rome requires are the Church and her sacred Tradition. The idea of the infallibility of the church will be dealt with … Continue reading Traditions (2)

A Ship with a Rudder (10,6,16)

Three objections will be dealt with together in this blog as they are very similar in nature as we continue responding to 21 Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura.Reason #10 says “The Canon of the Bible was not settled until the 4th Century.” The argument is simple: how could the Bible serve as an ultimate authority when the Church didn’t know what the Bible was for four centuries?The … Continue reading A Ship with a Rudder (10,6,16)