IS IT POSSIBLE TO LOVE A HOMOSEXUAL BUT HATE HOMOSEXUALITY?

A few days ago I published an article in the Odessa American entitled, “What Does Homosexuality Have To Do With Abortion?” It was an article that I had originally published on this blog, but its publication in the newspaper allowed it to receive a wider readership. And since it received a wider readership, more people […]

“YOU’RE LUCKY. YOUR DAD LOVES YOU.”

When I was a kid, my grandmother happened to live right next to us. She had a large room on the side of her house that she turned into an apartment to rent out. I’ll never forget this man who once lived there with his two young sons. Even though I was young, I knew […]

THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT TRUTH ISIS TEACHES US ABOUT ISLAM

In a recent contribution in The Atlantic, Graeme Wood published a piece entitled, “What ISIS Really Wants.” It’s an enriching read, offering a crystalline examination of ISIS. Personally, it wasn’t until I read this particular piece that I truly understood the difference between ISIS and other Islamic terroristic organizations, like Al-Qaeda or Hamas. Before today I lumped such groups into the […]

A QUICK BLURB ON VACCINATIONS

Vaccinations are a hot topic right now, namely because of the measles outbreak in Disneyland. One interesting trend I’ve seen is that vaccinations should be legally mandated, meaning that it is against the law to not be vaccinated. But isn’t this logically inconsistent with the major mantra of our day? Think about it. It’s safe […]

MY FAVORITE BOOKS: #3

A couple of weeks ago I started a blog series that counted down the top five “most inspirational books” I had ever read. After sharing #5 and #4, it became clear to me that the phrase “most inspirational books” didn’t quite capture what this particular list means to me. I found that I had to […]

WHAT DOES HOMOSEXUALITY HAVE TO DO WITH ABORTION?

What does homosexuality have to do with abortion, besides the fact that they are two of the most vitriolic sins of our day? To answer this, we need to consider God’s very first command to Adam and Eve: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth” (Gen 1:28). Peter Enns calls this the “creation mandate,” and […]

GOD, DON’T BLESS AMERICA: PARSING THE 2015 STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

Last night President Obama gave his annual State of the Union Address. The occasion undoubtedly aroused political gurus and, well, everyone on social media to parse the speech whilst sharing their thoughts. There is always a torrent of talking points, but there is one line that is included in every State of the Union Speech that I think deserves more attention […]

MY FAVORITE BOOKS: #4

Last week I started a new blog series on my five ‘most favorite’ books. (I know it’s grammatically incorrect to say “most favorite,” but it’s my blog, so I can break the rules if I want to!) Today I’m continuing this series with my #4, which is Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs.  I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that, […]

MY FAVORITE BOOKS: #5

Reading, I believe, is a paramount discipline to anyone who strives to be better. The thought that any person would take the time to sit, collect, write, and edit his thoughts for others to read is a noteworthy endeavor, and there is great value to the one who decides to take advantage it. I’ve had the privilege, via […]

AN UPDATE ON MY FAMILY’S ADOPTION

It was exactly one year ago today that I posted what ended up being one of my more read blogs in 2014, “Adoption on Trial: The Top Three Questions I Get About International Adoption.” The responses I received from this were incredibly encouraging. Alongside the questions I answered in that blog, I have found that […]

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