NO SHOES, NO SHIRT, NO SERVICE: ANALYZING THE ALLEGED HATEFULNESS OF INTOLERANCE

The other day I walked into a local restaurant without a shirt or shoes on, and, can¬†you believe it, they refused to serve me. They said that my lack of clothing was uncouth and inappropriate. Feeling dejected, I decided that I wanted to do something nice for someone in need, so I visited one of […]

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 […]

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‚Äôs very first command to Adam and Eve: ‚ÄúBe fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth‚ÄĚ (Gen 1:28). Peter Enns calls this the ‚Äúcreation mandate,‚ÄĚ 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 […]

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 ‚ÄúForeign Policy,‚ÄĚ 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 […]

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