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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

MORE THOUGHTS ON WATCHING THE JAMES FOLEY BEHEADING VIDEO

Earlier today I wrote a blog entitled, “Should I Watch the James Foley Beheading Video?” It was a question many people were asking, which is evidenced by the dialogue I received via social networks and private messages, as well as the traffic that reached the post from Google searches looking for the actual video. The blog wasn’t written […]

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 […]

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