Leave It to the Experts?

A friend of mine (call him Bob) recently told me that, when it comes to religious doctrine, he lets … [Continue Reading]


“Jesus is Lord,” a Controversial Phrase 

Christians love to say and sing the words “Jesus is Lord,” because the phrase is a summary statement … [Continue Reading]

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Saved “Like the Thief on the Cross”?

The Bible decisively teaches that, in the Christian age, immersion for the remission of sins is … [Continue Reading]


A Pyramid Scheme

Those of us who are engaged the Restoration Movement are opposed to all man-made creeds and manuals … [Continue Reading]


The Real Solution to Gun Violence

In the wake of the recent shooting at Umpqua College, political pundits are discussing various … [Continue Reading]

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What If Apollos Had Said…

The Alexandrian saint named Apollos is a great friend to every Christian. In Acts 18:24-28 we read … [Continue Reading]

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God is Not Mocked

Does anyone really try to mock, ridicule, or sneer at God? It must be a real temptation for some to … [Continue Reading]

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On “Weird” Homeschoolers

I was homeschooled for most years of school up until the time I went to college. I do not worry much … [Continue Reading]


Movie Night: No Highway in the Sky

From time to time I will write articles here to discuss movies that promote Christian ideals in one … [Continue Reading]


What’s Wrong?

In articles about ethics, I will sometimes discuss what makes actions right or wrong. There is … [Continue Reading]


A Response to Hume on General Revelation

The 18th-century Scottish philosopher David Hume is noted for his empiricism and general skepticism, … [Continue Reading]


Batman and Your Enemies

I enjoy studying about philosophy and about super heroes, and so I bought an appropriate book. It’s … [Continue Reading]


The Steroid Era and the Intrinsic Goods of the Game

I am primarily a basketball and football fan, but I have been watching Alex Rodriguez play baseball … [Continue Reading]


Put It To the Test

I recently spoke with a kind lady—call her Susan—who believes that miracles regularly occur in the … [Continue Reading]


Prayer from the Belly of a Fish

Jonah was the hesitant prophet. He had a hard time wanting the Ninevites to be saved. The Ninevites … [Continue Reading]


The Perfect Mediator

One of the sweetest words in the Bible surely is “reconciliation.” Paul wrote that “we also rejoice … [Continue Reading]

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Movie Night: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

German philosopher Immanuel Kant rightly observed that a human being cannot learn to practice … [Continue Reading]


What Do Rich People Buy?

J.J. Watt is the defensive end for the Houston Texans football team who recently signed a six-year, … [Continue Reading]

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What the Devil Wants Us to Do

Dr. Thomas B. Warren, the great Christian preacher and philosopher, once preached a sermon about the … [Continue Reading]

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The Chimpanzees’ Day in Court

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Hercules and Leo have been kept under lock and key … [Continue Reading]

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The Bible Versus Seventh-day Adventism

One of the leading candidates for President of the United States is a prominent member of the … [Continue Reading]

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How Are You Related to Moses?

There is a great deal of confusion in Christendom about how we are to relate to the Old Testament. … [Continue Reading]


Christian Discrimination

In college one of my majors was broadcasting. As my classmates and I studied the media we learned, … [Continue Reading]

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NY Times: Children Need a Father

In recent years, as The New York Times has glorified the sexual revolution’s redefinition of the … [Continue Reading]

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The Virgin Birth and Isaiah 7:14

Sometimes it is suggested that the virgin birth of Jesus is not very important, and that we don’t … [Continue Reading]

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What Do You Need?

College football has just concluded its recruiting season, and the NFL Draft Combine is a little … [Continue Reading]


An Introduction to Bible Inspiration

This post is in the form of a sermon I preached recently in Columbia, South Carolina. The sermon is … [Continue Reading]


Sculpting Mount Rushmore

In a recent TV interview, LeBron James said that when his career is over, he would be on the “Mount … [Continue Reading]

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The Air that Johnny Manziel Signed

As a college football fan, I sometimes come across headlines that are hard to believe. Sometimes … [Continue Reading]


Movie Night: High Noon

From time to time I will write articles here to discuss movies that promote Christian ideals in one … [Continue Reading]


Replacing God’s Words with Emoji?

At the end of May, a new Bible was published. It is called Bible Emoji: scripture 4 millenials. (The … [Continue Reading]


Walmart Hide and Seek

I used to dream of playing hide and seek in a huge store such as Walmart after all its employees … [Continue Reading]


Feeling the Love

I recently heard a sermon where the preacher repeatedly asked members of the audience if they felt … [Continue Reading]


God’s Compassion in the Old Testament

Some prominent figures in the history of philosophy, such as Hegel and Spinoza, have said roughly … [Continue Reading]


Chipotle v. Work

Christians must be constantly vigilant that they do not think as the enemies of the cross do. As the … [Continue Reading]

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Why American Medical Schools are Reluctant to Train Abortionists

It is tempting for Christians to think that the cultural battle over elective abortion has been … [Continue Reading]


The Case for the Christ: Resurrection and Jewish Transformation

While it is well known that people question the divinity of Jesus, ((E.g., “Jesus Seminar Phase 3: … [Continue Reading]


The Kingdom in the Model Prayer

I have paragraph headings in my Bible, and the paragraph heading above Matthew 6:5-15 says, “The … [Continue Reading]

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A Christian’s View of a “Christian Worldview”

I grew up hearing a lot of Bible-based sermons, but nothing about “worldviews”. I became a Christian … [Continue Reading]


“There’s a Movement Coming”: A Response to Patrick Mead and Lauren King, Preachers

Christians have been warned, and we had better be ready. Recently, the Fourth Avenue Church of … [Continue Reading]

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Philosophy and the Sufficiency of the Scriptures

Christians often refer to the “sufficiency of the Scriptures.” Consider what we usually mean when we … [Continue Reading]


What Will Make Me Happy?

Everybody wants to be happy. The question is, “What will make a person happy?” The book of … [Continue Reading]

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A Lesson from a Lost Phone Charger

If you’re like me, your cell phone is like an appendage. People call us, text us, send us Facebook … [Continue Reading]


The Bible and Doping in Sports

In sports there is sometimes a desire to win at practically all costs. Drugs employed by athletes … [Continue Reading]

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A Free Agent

As I am writing this, LeBron James, currently the greatest basketball player in the world, has opted … [Continue Reading]


It’s Your Choice, and It’s God’s Too

Christians often say things such as, “God is in control.” Certainly the Bible teaches that God is in … [Continue Reading]


Maybe We Should Switch

One of the consequences of failing to take the Old Testament seriously is the loss of the valuable … [Continue Reading]


The Leper’s Prayer

When we study the prayers of the Bible, we learn how to pray (and sometimes how not to pray). The … [Continue Reading]

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Why We Don’t Clap in Worship

If you watch television broadcasts of a few worship services, you are liable to see a lot of hand … [Continue Reading]

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Movie Night: You Can’t Take it With You

In morality “plays” (whether on stage, in books, or on screen), we often are blessed by clear … [Continue Reading]



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