When You Go Back to School

I seem to go back to school every fall for at least one course. Not a single semester (or six-week … [Continue Reading]

Beer at the Games?

Every passage of the Bible that comments on intoxicating drink teaches that we should not drink it, … [Continue Reading]

Naaman and Us

The biblical account of Naaman, the commander of the army of Syria (2 Kings 5:1-14) is a beautiful … [Continue Reading]

Killer Priests

Hosea is known as the “deathbed prophet,” or the “weeping prophet of the North,” because he … [Continue Reading]

Aristotle and Linda Ronstadt on Earthly Honors

Sometimes a point is so obvious that people from extremely diverse backgrounds readily understand … [Continue Reading]

“Until Shiloh Come”

In Genesis 49, we read where Jacob blessed his twelve sons and their families, and prophesied about … [Continue Reading]

The Pope’s Confusing Position on Abortion

Catholicism has been known for its opposition to elective abortion. The Catholic church has stood … [Continue Reading]

The Main Reason Why There Is No Racial Supremacy

In the wake of the senseless killing of nine church attendees in Charleston, South Carolina last … [Continue Reading]

Have You Been Vaccinated?

Russ Douthat, columnist for The New York Times, wrote a column last week in which he sought to … [Continue Reading]

“You Can’t Reason Anyone into the Kingdom”?

I recently saw a video in which a prominent New Testament Greek scholar, Dr. Bill Mounce, talks … [Continue Reading]

“I’ve been taught not to question those things.”

Philosophers disagree about how to define philosophy. Is it a turn of mind, a professional field, a … [Continue Reading]

Salesmanship and Evangelism

I have recently read the following statements: “Preachers are salesmen, it's part of the job.” “What … [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]

Ignorance and Belief in Miracles

Christianity is a historical religion founded on supernatural events (Acts 2:22-24; 1 Corinthians … [Continue Reading]

That ‘Crazy’ Herschel Walker Trade

A new ESPN mini-documentary concerns the legendary Herschel Walker trade in NFL football. In October … [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]

Hypocrites!

Hypocrites are a particular breed of liars. They are by definition, insincere play-actors. The Greek … [Continue Reading]

“Both Stories Can’t Be True”

If you pay attention to the political media, you constantly hear competing narratives, or ways of … [Continue Reading]

On the Hot Seat

There are always coaches who are “on the hot seat,” or in danger of losing their jobs. Sometimes a … [Continue Reading]

An Outdated Constitution

Imagine that anthropologists discovered a constitution put in place by a society that occupied our … [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]

MTD: The “Whatever” Religion

You may be asking, “What is MTD?” MTD stands for “moralistic therapeutic deism.” Sociologist … [Continue Reading]

Questioning Authority

One of the basic principles introduced to students of philosophy is that it is important to question … [Continue Reading]

The Golden Rule and Abortion

Because we currently are in a national election cycle, the issue of elective abortion is again in … [Continue Reading]

When Someone Hates God

A young man (call him Bob) has rejected Christianity in favor of a hatred of God. Bob does not … [Continue Reading]

“Back to Christ”?

The devil is deceptive. He is the father of lies (John 8:44) and endorses “lying wonders” (2 … [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]

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]

The Host of Heaven

The phrase “the host of heaven” occurs often in the Bible, mostly in the Old Testament. You will … [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]

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]

Something More than Christians?

Sometimes people will ask, “What are you, religiously?” One who follows the Bible may simply answer, … [Continue Reading]

Learning to Slide

Robert Griffin III, oft-running quarterback for the Washington Redskins, is in his third NFL season … [Continue Reading]

On the Seriousness of Sunday School for All Ages

The American philosopher Mortimer Adler says that we make a deep mistake when we identify education … [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]

Loving the Law

One of the traditionally American personality traits is independence. The desire for freedom from … [Continue Reading]

Feeling the Love

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

Serious Business

Some say that we Americans take sports too seriously. This is probably true in one sense and … [Continue Reading]

The Personal Character of Preachers

As our brother J.W. McGarvey noted in lectures he gave in 1890, a number of passages in Paul’s … [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]

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]

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]

What Do You Need?

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

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]

Lads to Leaders and Spiritual Growth

A congregation that is close to my heart will be initiating its participation in Lads to Leaders in … [Continue Reading]

He Got His Chops in Church

I have been enjoying coaching debaters from my local congregation as they prepare for the mock … [Continue Reading]

The Eye of The Beholder (Part One)

More than once, especially during my teenage years, I told my friends how great I thought some music … [Continue Reading]

A Tragic Anniversary, an Ongoing Holocaust

The word “holocaust” literally denotes a “situation in which many people are killed.” (("Holocaust," … [Continue Reading]

A Difference of Degree?

At the beginning of The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin argues that the differences in the mental … [Continue Reading]

The Son of David

In the very first verse of the New Testament, Jesus is called “the Son of David” (Matthew 1:1). … [Continue Reading]

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