IF JESUS’ CRUCIFIXION WAS ON YOUTUBE, WOULD YOU WATCH IT? 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, […]

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 […]

SHOULD AMERICA STAND WITH ISRAEL?

On October 22, 2012 President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney met for a third and final debate prior to the 2012 presidential election. The topic was “Foreign Policy,” a topic that, in light of Benghazi at that time and Israel now, is hotter than a West Texas summer. In that debate Bob Shieffer asked […]

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 […]

I’VE CHANGED MY MIND, SODOM IS ABOUT INHOSPITALITY

Matthew Vines, the self proposed “gay Christian,” in his book, God and the Gay Christian, argues that gay people in committed relationships is not ungodly or unbiblical. This is to say that Vines believes that it’s okay–biblically warranted even–to be homosexual, so long as you are in a monogamous relationship. His book argues this point by […]

A FEW THOUGHTS ON MESSING WITH ISRAEL

Many years ago God provided three metaphors to the prophet Zechariah concerning what would happen to those who attempted to remove the Jews from their land. Each metaphor reveals a frightening picture of what life looks like when you antagonize God through those whom he calls the apple of his eye. While the metaphors contextually concern […]

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 […]

A SOUTHERN BAPTIST PASTOR INTERVIEWS A HOMOSEXUAL

It was in sixth grade that I met Matt. He had moved to my hometown of Mabank, Texas from Colorado Springs. We met in band and became friends. We weren’t the best of friends, but we were more than acquaintances. Although we now live on opposite sides of the nation, through the magic of social […]

THE TOP THREE REASONS TO HAVE AN ABORTION

I should probably add to the title: “And Why They Are Unwarranted.” Some weeks ago “#praytoendabortion” became a trend on Twitter. And, to the astonishment of many, the trend lasted for a few days. These astonished individuals, considering the trend unwarranted, tweeted such statements as, “#PrayToEndAbortion is such an ignorant trend. Women deserve the right to their […]

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