“He must increase, and I must decrease.”

“He must increase, and I must decrease.” John the Baptist John the Baptist was once asked what he thought about Jesus baptizing and attracting crowds. That was John’s ministry, and now this new guy was doing the same thing, drawing people away. When his disciples and some Jews brought him that question, he explained who... Continue Reading →

The IRS Weighs In

The last four to five years have been tumultuous for Christians and their politics. As much as any time in my adult life, Christians have argued about the dynamic of holding to the Christian faith and voting one way or another. Taken to another level, we have watched the tendency of Christians of different theological... Continue Reading →

An Incarnated Church

On the Primacy of Embodiment, Against the Online Instructors is a wonderful essay at The Public Discourse. It deals head-on with the clear shortcomings of online education from the point of view of human nature. We have known for a long time that long term disembodied education is not only a disservice to both teacher... Continue Reading →

The Real Easter Is Better

The recently elected Senator from Georgia has been hailed by some as a long-awaited Christian presence in the U.S. Senate. He makes political hay of his ordination, his views on the tyrant Fidel Castro are wishy-washy at best, and openly supports full access to abortion, including partial birth abortion. These behaviors immediately disqualify him as... Continue Reading →

Leaving False Teaching

When the Old Testament nation of Judah split into two kingdoms, the fallout included more than just a split of kings and courts. It involved a split of priests and worship as well. Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, was far from a righteous king, but he did keep the Temple in Jerusalem and worship to... Continue Reading →

Storming the Capitol

There is still hope in Christ, and in the Christian church as it faithfully follows Christ. It is true that Christianity is about the love and grace of Christ, but it is too often overlooked by many that Christianity is a faith of knowledge, truth, and reason. Protests are, more often than not, an expression... Continue Reading →

Faithful Pastors in Pandemics

I think faithful pastors are heroes right now. I have nothing to take away from the hard work and suffering of those we consider to be first responders during the COVID pandemic. Nurses, doctors, police and fire, grocery workers, delivery drivers, a lot of teachers, and so many more, have all extended themselves in 2020... Continue Reading →

Pastor on Prow and at the Wheel

Pastors face pressure all the time from people both within and from without their congregation. Christians have varying sets of expectations of pastors, and people with no particular religious affiliation also believe they know what pastors should be doing. In a twist of very-like-a-human irony, people who hate the idea of God also think they... Continue Reading →

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