Friend Or Foe? Godzilla. Perhaps you’re familiar with the amphibious, charcoal-green monster that haunted the nightmares of young Japanese and American children in the 1950-1970s. He came with radioactive blasts emanating from his mouth, scales that seemed impenetrable, and a tail that caused damage only seen when a 4-year old interacts with carefully constructed Legos.... Continue Reading →
Identity Confusion: Why Sin Struggles Don't Define Us Frenemies. Urban Dictionary defines a frenemy as: a person you are friendly towards because the relationship brings benefits, but you harbor resentment or rivalry towards them as well. Frenemies are people you’d never trust with your life, your children, or your future. Yet they hold that special place... Continue Reading →
The Importance Of Armor In Times Of War Warfare is ugly. Just around an estimated 10 million people died in the bloody fields of World War I fighting for inches and yards each day. A large part of the death toll was due to poorly armored infantry that was outdated against the modern warfare of... Continue Reading →
A Note On My Daily Journals: I am going to be making my daily journals password protected from now on. I have debated this for close to a week now as I've contemplated what changes need to be made. There are a number of factors involved in this. One, I am, or at least attempt... Continue Reading →
If you're a Christian today, you're likely very happy with the results from the SCOTUS as they handed down the decision on Masterpiece Cakes vs. Colorado today. While I know many non-Christians are going to be decidely unhappy with this result, I can merely say that I think this was an excellent decision and highlighted well... Continue Reading →
Sometimes I read things in Scripture that make my eyes just pop in my head and my head is boggled at the incredible way the human brain can flip what should be a rather simple script and replace it with our own ego-filled, self-centered script. The past few weeks I have been praying. Praying a... Continue Reading →
Let's Set The Record Straight I need to get something off my chest that I've learned the hard way and I think every Christian needs to rethink. Prayer is not a spiritual gift. It's not for those Christians. It's a call all Christians should come to eagerly. We don't have exhortations like those in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 for just some believers:... Continue Reading →
Houston, We Have A Problem Perhaps you've heard that we've got a nation of people addicted to many different things. Whether it's a struggle with alcoholism, pornography, or the enduring drug problems of cocaine, meth, and marijuana. We're addicted to many things. Here's a curveball question for you today; why are we surprised that so... Continue Reading →
She's Missing The Point This post is going to attempt to be succinct. Let me be the first to say that I'm sure Sister Jean is a pleasure to meet. She seems sweet, and she has certainly won the hearts of many. But what has she done with it? Well, here's some things she's been... Continue Reading →
Diagnosing Culture Through Driving Today, as I was driving it hit me that I could diagnose some of the things I find problematic about American culture just by watching other people drive their cars on the road. So that's exactly what I'm going to attempt to do. Problem #1: When We Don't Feel Subject To... Continue Reading →
What Does "I Am" Mean? Recently, I've been becoming aware of a growing trend in speech -- or maybe it's always existed and I'm just finally aware of it -- that really betrays a lot about the human heart. It's two simple words. They are "I am." You hear them all the time. They can... Continue Reading →
Opening Caveat: I am going to say up front that laying down one's rights -- particularly in the context of a Christian -- is not synonymous with disobeying the commands of Christ. Unfaithfulness in the name of appeasing someone is not the same as faithfully thinking of others as more worthy than yourself to be... Continue Reading →
Guess Who? Let's just say you met a southerner. He's charming. He's got a certain bravado to him. He may seem a little backwoods, but you feel that he could take on giants and win. He's not the sexiest man, but he has winsome looks that draw you to him. He can play an instrument... Continue Reading →
Why We Should Be Sad Playboy is dying. To be specific, the magazine, the instrument that revolutionized the scandalous industry of sex, is dying. This article is behind a pay wall, but the headline is enough for you to understand what is happening. You may be sitting there thinking that it's odd I'm sad that they're... Continue Reading →
1 Thessalonians 5:18 tells us that giving thanks is God's will for our lives. If that is true, what does it look like to give thanks on Thanksgiving? And, more importantly, what might it mean if we're not giving thanks?
Christians, our political climate is crazy. Part of that is our poor evaluation of candidates. Here's an alternative way to choose political leaders.