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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

MAKING MEN OUT OF MONKEYS: DOES THE BIBLE TEACH THAT MAN EVOLVED FROM MONKEYS?

A well-known American idiom is, “You’re making a monkey out of me!” It means to make someone look foolish. When it comes to the general belief of where humans come from, this idiom is, albeit flipped, standardly employed by our leading scientists. They make men out of monkeys. And, although it’s unpopular to say so, the […]

SHOULD I WATCH THE JAMES FOLEY BEHEADING VIDEO?

“Watch the video,” The Five’s Greg Gutfeld tells the American public, in reference to ISIS’ video of the beheading of American journalist James Foley. For Gutfeld, watching the video is a justified act because it can arouse a better understanding of the terror ISIS pledges against our country. I can’t help but wonder, however, as an American with no National Security credentials, […]

THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL ARTICLE I’VE EVER WRITTEN

The most controversial newspaper article I’ve ever written wasn’t on homosexuality, or abortion, or on the fashion faux pas of wearing white after labor day. It wasn’t on any of those issues at all. It was on, of all things, the age of dinosaurs. My advocation that dinosaurs are no more than ten thousand years old (in favor […]

ARE LIBERIAN AND MEXICAN SOULS LESS VALUABLE THAN AMERICAN SOULS?

In the August 6 edition of the Southern Baptists of Texas’ Digital Texan, an article named “52,000 Immigrant Children and the Call to Love Outsiders” appeared (originally published on erlc.com), coauthored by Criswell College’s Barry Creamer and Brandon Smith. The article encouraged Christians to sensitively consider that the border crisis is more of a people crisis […]

NINE THINGS MARK CUBAN TAUGHT ME ABOUT MINISTRY

Some years ago I read through Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, and then related some of the lessons I learned in a blog. I can honestly say the book greatly impacted my life, particularly the way I do ministry. After reading through Mark Cuban’s book, How to Win at the Sport of Business, I […]

WHY NO WOMAN HAS EVER “HAD AN ABORTION”

When describing an abortion, the most common phrase one uses is, “I had an abortion.” I actually had a girl tell me this on twitter some months ago during a #praytoendabortion trend, saying, “I had an abortion two weeks ago.” I’m not sure I like this phrase. In fact, I’m pretty sure I don’t like this phrase at all, not only […]

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