Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.–Hebrews 12:2 So summer is fleeting, which means school supply shopping is upon us. What seems to be a menial task too … More School Supply Snobs
A man asks his pastor about marriage and work, what does the pastor say? How does he apply God’s Word? First, parishioners will always have particular problems or dilemmas and expect then their pastor’s response be to the specific issues they raise. However, the pastor is given the task to look beyond the temporal and … More Marriage? Work? Pastor, Help Me!
What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?–Matthew 16:26 A utilitarian is like an existentialist with a multiple personalities disorder, he believes his actions are ultimately good because they please himself. Of course this statement must be prefaced that there are indeed differentiating factors between utilitarianism … More What You Got in that Utility Belt?
After driving my father-in-law’s jeep, a gentleman in the parking lot spotted the tire cover logo, “Life is Good.” His response was that “life is good, but the good life is better.” What is the good life? Well, there is a real difference between how the secularist and the Christian conceive of the good life. A … More Idiom Idiocy: The Good Life
What kind of world do we live in? A world broken, beaten, battered, and belabored with tyranny and sin. A world hopeless, reckless, loveless, and less than favorable. A world of creeps, cowards, criminals, and countless lives lost by battle, abortion, and hate. A world redeemed by Christ’s blood, loved by Christ’s mercy, and by … More What a World, What a World!
In a time where many things are done digitally, or in “the cloud,” it’s no wonder that worship practices have followed in the same vain. Image is what it’s all about. At the heart of what it means to live in a Digital Age is how many times someone notices you, likes your status, shares … More The Idolatry of Image: Worship in a Digital Age
Do any lives matter? In the wake of officers murdered in Dallas, Texas to Ballwin just outside of St. Louis, Missouri where an officer at the time of this writing is fighting for his life (prayers for him and all the families), that question seems legitimate. Do any lives matter? The immediate reaction to the Black Lives Matter … More No Lives Matter