Safe Spaces

Today at church someone made a passing joke about “safe spaces.” The concept has been on my mind since I recently posted a video on one of my social media platforms where the concept was also mocked. I realized I have never written anything addressing the issue of “safe spaces.” What is the biblical response to these? Defining Terms Safe spaces are a bit out-dated. … Continue reading Safe Spaces

Francis and the Future of Roman Catholicism

Half a decade ago, when I was at university, I attended a public discussion the theatre department put on about homosexuality. Two separate panels discussed the issue. First, there was a panel of professors from the school. They had no diversity, all shared the same view on homosexuality. Then a religious panel was brought on to the stage to discuss the issue. Represented was a … Continue reading Francis and the Future of Roman Catholicism

Political Correctness

The Debate Jordan Peterson has become somewhat of a superstar over the past couple years as he has continued his fight against governmental oversight and left wing censorship. I have been a little nervous about how much Christians have embraced a non-believing, Darwinian psychologist. Nonetheless, he is a brilliant man and has offered some meaningful responses to much of the culture with which Christians also … Continue reading Political Correctness

Movie Review — Avengers: Infinity War

The fifth highest grossing movie ever, Avengers: Infinity War, hit theaters late last month. I waited quite some time to share my thoughts as this movie had a lot I would not want to spoil. My assumption is that if you have not yet seen it, you’re not going to be upset by spoilers. Given that, there are spoilers ahead. Here is my review of … Continue reading Movie Review — Avengers: Infinity War

GQ on the Bible

For years thousands upon thousands of people have waited with baited breath, on the edge of their seats, for the competent, genius, academic, scholarly employees at GQ magazine to share their unbiased, objective, and sophisticated thoughts on the Bible. Thousands of years of biblical scholarship be damned, we need those over at a men’s fashion magazine to share their insight on God’s Book. Thankfully, our … Continue reading GQ on the Bible

Ligon Duncan and the Dadgum Second Commandment

“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.” – George Orwell, Politics and the English Language Introduction: The drama which unfolded after the MLK50 conference put on by The Gospel Coalition (TGC) and the ERLC has been intense. It is a discomforting and disheartening time for the reformed community. Many Christian leaders I respect and listen to are divided on the issue that was raised … Continue reading Ligon Duncan and the Dadgum Second Commandment

Responding to Supernatural Part II: Free Will

Introduction: It is imperative one reads the first blog of this series prior to continuing in order to understand my heart and purpose. In that blog responding to Heiser’s book, I covered the issue of sovereignty (God’s decree and plan.) In this blog, I will focus on the other issue Dr. Heiser regularly brought up: free will. The Bondage of the Will: In the debate … Continue reading Responding to Supernatural Part II: Free Will

Responding to Supernatural Part I: Sovereignty with a Chest

Introduction: I recently finished Dr. Michael Heiser’s book Supernatural. It has been recommended by a good friend, as well as a trusted pastor. After finishing the book, I had conflicting emotions. The book has many positive qualities. I would say the primary thesis of the book is largely established. The book is a challenge to Christians to rethink what the Bible says about the unseen … Continue reading Responding to Supernatural Part I: Sovereignty with a Chest

A Roman Catholic Contradiction

Introduction There is a tough text in Romans 2 that comes up often in the debate with Roman Catholics on whether a person is justified by faith, or by faith and works. Verse 13 reads, “For it is not the hearers of the Law who are justified, but the doers of the Law who will be justified.” Roman Catholics often use this verse to teach … Continue reading A Roman Catholic Contradiction