SANTA IS A BETTER ROLE MODEL THAN IRONMAN

It’s not an unusual thing for people to ask deep, philosophical questions. Questions like, “Why is there something rather than nothing?” and “What is the meaning of life?” and “In the song Yankee Doodle Dandy, is he calling the horse or the feather ‘macaroni?’” are perhaps some of the most profound questions ever pondered in humanity’s history. At Christmas […]

JESUS AND THE LATEST MILEY CYRUS RUMOR! A WORD ABOUT SOME OF THE ADS ON MY WEBSITE

Today I received an email from a reader named Matt, which read: I was reading your post on Christmas lights (awesome, BTW!) and was faced with advertising at the end of it for things like “21 Disney girls all grown up” and “20 celebrities you didn’t know we’re gay”.  I think it said they were from […]

WHAT DO CHRISTMAS LIGHTS HAVE TO DO WITH THE GOSPEL?

Nothing, really. But at the same time, everything. Hanging Christmas lights is an activity I’ve participated in for many years now, and one that, I’ve come to learn, can serve as a luminous illustration of the gospel. (Pun intended) First, it’s obvious. You can’t hang Christmas lights in the dark. It’s not something that can be done […]

WHY I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH BUSINESSES USING THE WORD “HOLIDAY” INSTEAD OF “CHRISTMAS”

It happens every year. Before the leaves can change from green to orange–and before those leaves descend to the ground–businesses start promoting their Christmas ads. Or as many businesses call them, their “holiday” ads. And this undoubtedly Hulk-rages every Christian on the planet into a wreath-colored green. “How dare they remove ‘Christ’ from ‘Christmas!’” we cry. Just […]

THE MESSAGE OF THANKSGIVING, IN 250 WORDS OR LESS

The local newspaper for the city in which I currently live asked me to answer the following question in 250 words or less: “What is your message of thanksgiving this season? What are you thankful for and why?”  In light of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to share my response: My message of thanksgiving this […]

THE WAY YOU ACT, ESPECIALLY ON SOCIAL MEDIA, MATTERS TO LOST PEOPLE (AND TO SAVED PEOPLE)

The following is an edited portion of what will serve as the introduction to a book I’m writing on the sanctification of the believer. I read a biography recently called, Son of Hamas, written by an Arabian man, raised by an Islamic terrorist (a founding member of Hamas), who served undercover for the Israeli government, and […]

SHOULD CHRISTIANS GIVE MARK DRISCOLL AND MARS HILL CHURCH THE MIDDLE FINGER?

Some years ago I watched a nature series entitled Life that depicted the life of, well, life. One of the episodes included never-before-captured footage of a pack of Komodo dragons hunting a water buffalo. The event was unique because no one thought that a reptile would pursue a mammal, but the food situation was so dire that the Komodo […]

THE SECRET OF A SUCCESSFUL CHURCH

Bill Simmons, in his book, The Book of Basketball, talks about a chance meeting he had with NBA legend Isiah Thomas. In this meeting, Simmons details how Thomas shares what he calls the “secret of basketball.” Since he was writing a book on basketball–and since Thomas is a 12-time NBA all-star and 2-time NBA champion–Simmons […]

IF MARRIAGE IS ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING, THEN IT IS, EFFECTIVELY, NOTHING

This past Monday, the Supreme Court rejected appeals from five states (Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin) seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages. This effectively codified gay and lesbian unions by deferring to the rulings of lower courts, which had already abrogated the bans in those states. Because of this decision, the count of states that affirm “gay marriage” will quickly increase […]

LET’S BE REAL, WAS THERE REALLY A ‘WORLDWIDE’ FLOOD?

One of the core beliefs for conservative Christianity, especially when it comes to Young Earth Creationism (the belief that the earth is only thousands of years old as compared to billions of years old), is that there was a worldwide Flood. This belief is taken from a literal reading of Genesis 6-8, a series of […]

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