DON’T TRY TO UNDERSTAND JESUS. JUST FOLLOW HIM.

“The book of Revelation is not intended to drive us to charts; it’s intended to drive us to Christ.” -David Platt For those of you who study theology, this is a backdoor slight against a biblical hermeneutic called “Dispensationalism.” Dispensationalism encourages, where contextually plausible, a literal reading of the Bible, which therefore suggests things like a literal seven year […]

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 […]

THE POOR, THE GOSPEL, AND ADDING THE TWO TOGETHER

If you get a chance, go check out thestrife.com and read my guest post there entitled: The New Quotable: Using Twitter Carefully. The post is about how modern day social network venues, like Twitter, can cultivate dangerous methods of communicating the message of the gospel. But, more importantly, it’s about making sure that we are […]

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