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]

The Real Solution to Gun Violence

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

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]

Lessons from the Life of Norma McCorvey, “Roe” in Roe v. Wade

Norma McCorvey, better known by the pseudonym “Roe” in the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. … [Continue Reading]

Basketball, Brooklyn, Blatche, and the Bible

It seemed the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA were going to be one of the top teams in the Eastern … [Continue Reading]

What You Said When You Were Under

We can actually learn something from people who talk “out of their minds” when they are under the … [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]

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]

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 Chimpanzees’ Day in Court

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

Four Generations

From time to time we see a photograph that pictures four generations of family members. These … [Continue Reading]

God’s Morality and Ours

One of the challenges to biblical morality, and one which has spurred much interesting discussion in … [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]

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]

Revolt in Israel

Numbers 16 and 17 are fascinating chapters. Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, along with 250 chiefs of … [Continue Reading]

Sony’s Leak and God’s Omniscience

In recent days, Sony Pictures’ computer network was hacked, apparently by a group calling itself the … [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]

Batman and Your Enemies

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

Life in View of Death

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, in his famous Meditations, wondered at the fact that death … [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]

Kentucky Sports and the Handshakes

One of the most bizarre sports stories I have seen recently carries the following headline: “Bad … [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]

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]

What Do You Need?

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

Movie Night: Mildred Pierce

From time to time, I recommend movies that teach valuable lessons for Christians to consider. … [Continue Reading]

How G.C. Brewer Won a Horse and Buggy

(Image from the cover of The Christian Youth 2.11 [October, 1912]). I recently heard an … [Continue Reading]

Plagiarism, for Dummies

The following is a one-man skit I performed in chapel at Faulkner University, probably in early … [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]

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]

“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]

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]

The Tragedy of Post-Christian Culture; The Opportunity of Pre-Christian Culture

I do not remember the first time I heard someone say that Western society represents a … [Continue Reading]

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]

Lot’s Choice

We are familiar with Lot’s decision to move to the valley of Sodom. After Lot’s uncle Abram gave him … [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]

Do Bible Topics Get Too Old?

Once in 1893, the great preacher and scholar, J.W. McGarvey, was preaching on baptism. ((McGarvey’s … [Continue Reading]

Five Great Lessons from the Book of Ezra

The late gospel preacher Frank Dunn, in his book Know Your Bible, noticed five great lessons from … [Continue Reading]

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]

Salesmanship and Evangelism

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

You’re a Soul Man (Seriously)

In school, I am studying about the soul and how it relates to the body. While most of the things I’m … [Continue Reading]

Adolf Eichmann and Personal Responsibility

From 1939 until the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann oversaw and helped to carry out the … [Continue Reading]

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]

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]

Which Came First: Mother, or Baby?

Those who believe in the Darwinian theory of evolution believe that mankind is the result of a long … [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]

The Eye of The Beholder (Part Two)

In the first part of this discussion, I explained why it is reasonable to think that truth is … [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]

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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