SAVE THE CHEETAHS! (BUT SLAY THE CHILDREN)

’ll never forget an experience I once had in one of my pastorates in East Texas, an experience that highlights the illogical atrocity that is liberal thinking. In attempts to raise money for a Christian School associated with the church, one of our members raffled off a cow for butchering. After the raffle was over he took […]

REMEMBERING DR. JAMES BRYANT OF CRISWELL COLLEGE

I learned yesterday that beloved Criswell College professor, Dr. James Bryant, passed away. Death is always a sad experience, but as believers we know that we have the great hope of the resurrection (1 Cor 15:16-19). Moreover, we know that when we are absent from the body, we are present with the Lord (2 Cor […]

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS – A CHRISTIAN REVIEW

The Fault in Our Stars is a movie that releases tomorrow, June 6. The movie is based on the 2012 novel written by John Green. The following is a review of the book in order to prepare you for what you might find in the movie. There’s a moment in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar when the Roman nobleman, […]

THE FAITH IN FIFTY YEARS: ALCOHOL, MARIJUANA, AND HOMOSEXUALITY

One of the most important questions that can be asked is, “What is truth?” As Christians, we believe that God’s Word is truth. Thus, if God’s Word says something like, “Do not steal,” then we know that the truth is that we shouldn’t steal. No questions asked. We also know (or should know) that if […]

WHY THE CLIPPERS SHOULD HAVE BOYCOTTED

I remember the exact moment I fell in love with basketball. And boy did I fall hard. The romance had already begun through the courtship of trading cards, but the obsession took full effect in the early 90′s when Grant Hill’s Duke Blue Devils and Hakeem Olajuwon’s Houston Rockets, both of which were my favorite players and […]

CAN YOU BELIEVE IN GOD AND ALSO CALL SOMEONE A MOTHER [EXPLETIVE]?

You might have heard that David Letterman announced his retirement from The Late Show recently, a post he has held for several years. And you also might have heard that a guy named Stephen Colbert has been dubbed his replacement. Since this christening, Colbert has found widespread attention among a curious group of individuals–followers of […]

WHAT NOAH TEACHES US ABOUT EASTER, AND ABOUT OURSELVES

Most recently I invited Bill Watson, Criswell College’s Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research, to Mission Dorado Baptist Church to preach our Palm Sunday service. Bill is a two time graduate of the Criswell College and is working on his PhD at the University of Texas in Dallas. Bill preached on Noah, which wasn’t inspired by […]

HOW YOUR MARRIAGE CAN TEACH PEOPLE ABOUT EASTER

You likely know the story: God caused a “deep sleep” to fall on Adam and then took one of his ribs and fashioned Eve out of it (Genesis 2:21-22). There is an incredible typology embedded into this event about the true message of Easter.  The sleep in which Adam enters is well described as a […]

THREE QUESTIONS I’M ASKING MYSELF AFTER WORLD VISION’S REVERSED DECISION

It’s been a busy week for World Vision. On Monday, March 24, they announced a new policy that would allow “gay Christians” in legal “same-sex marriages” to be employed with their organization. And on Wednesday, March 26, they announced that the policy had been reversed. World Vision’s policy matters to a lot of people. I […]

SON OF GOD MOVIE: A REVIEWED PREVIEW

The movie Son of God arrives in theaters this Friday. And, like any Christian movie, it’s caught the church’s gaze. The major question surrounding this movie is, “Is it accurate?” That is, does it accurately portray the Jesus found in the scriptures. As far as I can tell, the movie is an expansion of the […]

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