Merry Christology or Happy Heresy? The God Before Bethlehem

Christology The theological event celebrated at Christmas is the Incarnation, when the Word took on flesh and became in every way human, calling us His brothers. With this, the Word taking on human form, comes the ever important necessity to then understand, from Scripture, what this means. The incarnation is crucial in answering Jesus’ famous question, “who do you say that I am?” We call … Continue reading Merry Christology or Happy Heresy? The God Before Bethlehem

A Christian and a Buddhist Walk into a Coffee Shop

My fellow pastor, Pastor Bo Hutches, who blogs at To Work and Keep, recently went to a local coffee shop, and after ordering his coffee and sitting at a table to study, it did not take for a stranger to sit near him at the same table.  The stranger stuck out in many ways from the rest of the coffee patrons. He was a tall, … Continue reading A Christian and a Buddhist Walk into a Coffee Shop

The Murder of a Missionary

A few weeks ago the internet was in a storm discussing the murder of missionary John Chau, a Christian who attempted to go to an illegal island (North Sentinel Island), and bring the Gospel to an unreached people group, commonly called the Sentinelese. There is quite a bit of both criticism and support towards Chau from both Christians and non-Christians alike. Many of the criticisms … Continue reading The Murder of a Missionary

John the Baptist on the Ellen DeGeneres Show

A Spiritual Hunch Lauren Daigle is another unfortunate (though not surprising) case study in compromised Christianity. Not long ago, Daigle appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show. Many Christians took issue with this, but failed to articulate why in an appropriate way. I think this is evidence of how Christians find difficulty putting into words the convictions of the Holy Spirit. In other words, many Christians took qualm, … Continue reading John the Baptist on the Ellen DeGeneres Show

Adams State University’s “Sex in the Dark”

Adams State University is my alma mater. I still live in the town where it’s located, and I know members of the faculty and some of the students through my local church. I still care very much for the school, and want to minister to the campus. Last year I heard about an event the school held called “Sex in the Dark.” “Sex in the … Continue reading Adams State University’s “Sex in the Dark”

Should the Local Church Reflect the Ethnic Diversity of its Community?

In this episode I talk about why I think the expectation placed upon each local church to reflect the ethnic diversity of its community is an artificial, unbiblical precept; I recommend you listen to “Fall Down” by Rivers and Robots, and I link you to a great discussion with Douglas Wilson and Voddie Baucham. Continue reading Should the Local Church Reflect the Ethnic Diversity of its Community?

National Freethought Day

Today (October 12th, 2018) marks another strange holiday in a country that loves to invent new holidays. Today is National Freethought Day, and it is not to be confused with National Freethinkers Day, which is in January.  (That seems a tad redundant. I guess we not only need a national day of prayer, but a national day of prayers too, but I digress.) The website … Continue reading National Freethought Day

The Veil of Ignorance

Dogma Debate Recently, Justin Brierley had a debate with David Smalley on Smalley’s radio podcast show, Dogma Debate. The two were debating the existence of God as argued for in Brierley’s new book. Brierley comes from a very different perspective than I do in terms of theology and apologetics, and thus, the vast majority of his answers went in directions different than I would have … Continue reading The Veil of Ignorance