Avengers: Endgame & Church Membership (contains spoilers)

Avengers: Endgame broke the box office these last couple weeks, becoming one of the highest grossing films of all time. Given its massive popularity, I felt the need to write this review. However, I am going to address this movie differently than I have reviewed the other Marvel movies. I am partly doing this because there is not much new to report. The movie was … Continue reading Avengers: Endgame & Church Membership (contains spoilers)

A “Christian Minister” Denies All Christian Doctrine

The New York Times is no bastion of conservative, Christian journalism, and they set out to reinforce that Easter 2019. Nicholas Kristof published an opinion article interviewing Serene Jones about the resurrection of Jesus.   Below I walk through the interview point-by-point, but in case you don’t have the patience for that, I decided to front load this blog with what would usually come at the … Continue reading A “Christian Minister” Denies All Christian Doctrine

Matt Walsh and Predestination

Facts don’t care about your feelings. That is the tagline made popular by Ben Shapiro, a well-known political analyst. He is Jewish (religiously and ethnically), and is very conservative politically. Shapiro heads up The Daily Wire, an organization filled with helpful political commentary from a conservative perspective. One of his more recent hires was an already famous blogger, Matt Walsh. Walsh is like Shapiro. Not a … Continue reading Matt Walsh and Predestination

Church as We’ve Always Known It: Lessons to Fox News from the Reformation

Church is Dead Church as we know it is over. Church is dead. That summarizes the introductory paragraph of an article submitted by Fox News which has been making some rounds in the social media universe. In Nietzsche-esque fashion, David Adamson announces a new vision for local churches in America. Nothing about the article suggests Adamson does not love the Lord or His church. That is … Continue reading Church as We’ve Always Known It: Lessons to Fox News from the Reformation

Movie Review: Captain Marvel

Be warned: There will be spoilers in this review, although they will be mild. Proceed with caution. I saw the new Marvel movie, and it was about as expected. Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly. The Good: Entertainment Value The movie was entertaining at the grass root. The costume and makeup was good, and the CGI was phenomenal. In fact, it was … Continue reading Movie Review: Captain Marvel

TULIP(S): Why I Believe in a Sovereign Decree

Recently, I was talking to some brothers in Christ about Calvinism. Through our conversations it was clear that their primary rejection of Calvinism as they know it was due to the concept of what we Calvinists call God’s decree. In other words, they had some basic understanding of how, in Calvinism, God has decided what happens in history, and given all the evil and suffering … Continue reading TULIP(S): Why I Believe in a Sovereign Decree

#blackwordsmatter

 Spirit of Unbelief Every generation and culture has a spirit of unbelief, but the manifestation of unbelief in every generation does not always look the same. There different ways to go about the business of rejecting Christ and His Word. There are plenty of non-Christians in North Korea, but their unbelief is of a different variety than Saudi Arabia, which also has a plenty of … Continue reading #blackwordsmatter

Andy Stanley, the Ten Commandments, and Public Outrage

Those who know me personally, or follow my blog with a degree of religiosity know that I am not a fan of Andy Stanley. I do not support his ministry or recommend his work to Christians. What began as the bad ecclesiology of the seeker-sensitive mega-church movement has evolved into dangerous theological positions, many which have been very controversial of late. Stanley recently found himself in … Continue reading Andy Stanley, the Ten Commandments, and Public Outrage

Merry Christology or Happy Heresy? Trinitarian Heresies

This is the third and final installment of the Christmas series on Christological heresies. I hope you have found these helpful in understanding what not to believe about the incarnation. The following heresies technically deserve a category of their own. They transcend the more narrow study of Christology, and are more closely related to the Godhead as a whole. However, because Jesus is God, a … Continue reading Merry Christology or Happy Heresy? Trinitarian Heresies

Merry Christology or Happy Heresy? The Hypostatic Union

Continuing our Christmas/Incarnation series on Christological heresies, we come to what is perhaps the most complicated of these issues: the Hypostatic union. Many ancient heresies were rejected for what they believed about how the human and the divine met on Christmas night 2,000 years ago. Was Jesus a demi-god, part man, part God? Was Jesus more human than God? Was Jesus all God, no human? … Continue reading Merry Christology or Happy Heresy? The Hypostatic Union