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Abortion Memes

The abortionist can be forgiven from behind bars. The nation that made the defeat of the Nazi war machine possible is now the nation that has committed worse atrocities than … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pleasure Is The Noose Around Our Neck

What is going on in America? We live in a nation that kills the unborn without remorse, yet are outraged when a dentist shoots a lion. We are shocked by … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Death Was God’s Idea: Understanding Functional Good And Evil

Why does a good God permit evil in the world that he created? I’d like to suggest that what we sometimes think of as morally evil is, in fact, not … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Burden of Proof Is On The Atheist

I recently had an online discussion with a young atheist who was under the impression that as a theist, the burden of proof is upon me to prove his accusations … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

What We Can Learn From Donald Trump

(UPDATED. SEE BELOW) Some people think he’s a buffoon. But he didn’t build a billion dollar empire by being an idiot. Some people think he’s making a mockery of our … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Even Sin Points Us To Jesus

In the book of Luke 24:27, Luke writes that “Beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, [Jesus] interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” This passage … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

No Place

There is no place in the New Testament where a sin in the moral law of the Old Testament was turned over to become a right behavior, commended by God, … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why Are Christians So Dang Political?

Why are conservative Christians so big on traditional values? It’s because we recognize that family, marriage, hard work, and sacrifice are foundational to a society. Our purpose is not to … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Perhaps Independence Day Should Not Be A Celebration

Technically, Independence Day is not about the First Amendment. But the principles within the First Amendment were foundational to the thirteen American colonies and they eventually were enshrined in the … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Divorce & Gay Marriage In The Church

Recently, my friend Dave wrote to me about divorce and gay marriage. He wanted to know why churches accept the divorced (though God hates divorce) but don’t accept gay marriage. … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Love Is Not A Valid Excuse For Sin

Love is often used in the same breadth with judge, as in we should not judge, but just love people. But, biblically speaking, we are unable to love without making … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Coming Christian Persecution

The institutionalization of sin always results in the persecution of those who hold that sin as destructive. Rome had institutionalized murder in the gladiatorial games. Christians were often thrown to … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Is America Doomed?

Conservatives have been arguing for years that America is faltering and may soon be lost if we do not readopt the values our society once held. “America,” they say, “is … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Becoming A Person Who Has Peace

Do you have peace in your life? Do you know what real peace is? When people say they “have peace” about something it usually means that they feel good about … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Where Is God’s Wonderful Plan For My Life?

“God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.” “Oh yeah? Says who?” A suffering person asked. “Where is God’s wonderful plan when I have cancer?” The person … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Being Fat

I’m fat. I wasn’t always like this. When I got married at 23 I weighed 128 pounds and had a 28-inch waist. Now I weigh 228 and have a 38-inch … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Refute The Resurrection. I Dare You

Christianity stands or falls on the identity of, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. If you want to demonstrate that Jesus is not the Son of God or that his message … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Answer To Suffering No One Wants To Hear

Recently I’ve watched a few videos about children and families that have been driven from their homes by ISIS in fear of their lives. In the process they have lost … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment
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