Chipotle v. Work

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

Are You In or Out?

It is an incomparably weighty matter to be either in Christ or outside of Christ. In fact, the most … [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]

Loving the Law

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

The Apostle John on “Him Who is From the Beginning”

Twice in 1 John 2, the apostle tells his readers that they know “him who is from the beginning” … [Continue Reading]

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]

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 Real Solution to Gun Violence

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

Some Things God Wants Us to Learn from Athletics

One of the apostle Paul’s favorite metaphors is that of a competitor in an athletic contest. Paul … [Continue Reading]

Learning to Slide

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

That ‘Crazy’ Herschel Walker Trade

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

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]

God’s Morality and Ours

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

“Until Shiloh Come”

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

Training is Not Optional

Christians often emphasize the role of parents in child rearing by saying that the influence of a … [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]

“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]

Is it Possible to Love the Sinner and Hate His Sin?

The answer is yes. I have heard it said that it is impossible to love and hate at the same time. … [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]

Hypocrites!

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

“I could probably do something else, but. . . .”

Preaching is important because it is the process through which God has chosen to convey the grace of … [Continue Reading]

Killer Priests

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

The Air that Johnny Manziel Signed

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

The Bible and Population Growth

For years there have been heated discussions about the Earth’s population. Some, like Paul Ehrlich … [Continue Reading]

Whose Law Did the Nazis Violate?

Those who argue for the existence of God based on human morality have often cited a particular … [Continue Reading]

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]

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]

What Do You Need?

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

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]

“I want God, but not organized religion!”

Sometimes a person will express the following sentiment: “I want to have a good relationship with … [Continue Reading]

Questioning Authority

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

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]

A Free Agent

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

Something More than Christians?

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

Keep Score!

I didn’t play t-ball as a kid (I was always more interested in basketball than baseball). So when I … [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]

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]

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]

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]

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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