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October 31, 2019

Legendary artist and controversial figure Kanye West released his highly anticipated gospel album Jesus is King this past week and it has been the subject of conversation and scrutiny ever since. When something hits the culture this hard there is inevitably something Christians can learn from it, this is especially true regarding Jesus is King.

Christians, We Need to Set a Better Example

On the song “Hands On”, Kanye raps about...

September 5, 2019

The ability to have civil discourse left our society long ago. We malign the presence of “safe spaces” and boo when certain speakers are deplatformed either online, in the real world, or both.

Ironically, many who cry over the fall of our culture’s ability to have discourse are the very same who eliminate discourse in the churches of Christ.

Christianity has long been a religion of logic and reason. The biblical narrative is ful...

July 18, 2019

The family of God, like any other family, is one that comes with its share of struggles. In the church, Jesus brings together young and old, male and female, rich and poor, black and white, and unites them in the spiritual foundation of the cross. Sometimes though some of the groups get lost in the shuffle. 

A few months ago we read from some Christians who are single about how they feel they are treated in the church. Today, w...

June 6, 2019

It was all so very businesslike that one watched it fascinated. It was pork-making by machinery, pork-making by applied mathematics. And yet somehow the most matter-of-fact person could not help thinking of the hogs; they were so innocent; they came so very trustingly; and they were so very human in their protests - and so perfectly within their rights! They had done nothing to deserve it; and it was adding insult to injury,...

May 29, 2019

A couple of weeks ago controversial "I'm Not Racist"* rapper Joyner Lucas put out a new single from his upcoming album 'ADHD' entitled "Devil's Work"*. The track begins with a drunk Joyner Lucas walking into a church building lined with pictures of people who died too soon, and people who Joyner believes should have died instead. The song is a crying out to God, asking Him questions about why He lets good people die and allows...

May 9, 2019

Worship is the time Christians enjoy praising their Lord and reflecting on His goodness. It's a time when we remember the sacrifice of Jesus, meditate on His word, and call upon Him for salvation.

...at least, that's what worship was before my children came along. 

Worship, which use to be a time of quiet reflection and praise, is now a time of wrestling, potty breaks, and snack-management. Children change the dynamic of worshi...

May 2, 2019

I've been thinking a lot about a post from last week that a friend made about a teen's attention span when watching a 3 hour movie and listening to a 30 min. sermon. I'd like to hear your thoughts/observations as well. Aside from the "entertainment," "consumerism" and "They just don't want the truth" reasoning, why does a 3 hour movie hold the attention of teens (and adults as well) and a 30 minute sermon struggle to keep them...

April 21, 2019

Growing up, Easter Sunday was a day of egg hunts, expansive lunch spreads, and more chocolate than any one child should eat in a single setting (but I still did it anyway). Easter was one of several holidays where my extended family would get together. Parents, siblings, cousins, nephews, nieces, uncles, and aunts all crammed into my grandparents house to spend time together in eating, conversation, and most of all, in reflect...

April 4, 2019

In the second chapter of his book “The God Delusion”, Richard Dawkins has this to say about the God of the Old Testament:

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadoma...

March 7, 2019

A few days ago Beth Moore tweeted out the following response to an article critiquing the beliefs of popular author Rachel Hollis:

The idea of a "tension" existing between the Gospels and the epistles, or letters, of the Apostles is not new. The downplaying, and sometimes outright dismissal, of parts of Scripture has been going on since the beginning of time.


Adam and Eve dismissed part of God's word when they bought into the...

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