Reasons for Religious Exemption

With COVID-19 vaccine mandates looming, or in some cases, already here, the matter of exemptions to the mandates have come to the forefront. There are exemptions based on medical conditions or “matters of conscience”, and there is the possibility in some cases of being able to claim a religious exemption to the mandates. The COVID-19... 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 →

The Hopelessness of Critical Theory

There is so much confusion about Critical Theory and Critical Race Theory, it is often hard to cut through the smoke and get to substance. The proponents of CT/CRT often deny the implications of their theory, even changing the vocabulary they use to dodge responsibility. The applications of the theory appear so fast, they are... 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 →

Bonhoeffer and Loving Our Enemies

Every Christian needs to be informed of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. A theologian and pastor, he also enters the historical record as a spy, a cultural prophet, and eventually a martyr. He pastored and led during the rise of Nazi Germany, through World War II, and lost his life in a concentration camp hours... Continue Reading →

There is Hope in Original Sin

The American culture has made the decision that in order to fix what is wrong with society it needs to split people up into small groups of individuals according to some of the most superficial traits we have: skin color, genitals, and income. Think about that for a moment. We think we have identified a... Continue Reading →

The Peaceable Kingdom

One of the purposes of a broken world is to remind us that we were made for a different world. And not just different, but one ruled over by the King of Kings in eternal justice, righteousness and peace. As we live in this world and work for the kingdom of God while we are... Continue Reading →

Work is Neighbor Love

Amidst the relief packages flying around, both passed and proposed, there is the hope that infusions of cash from the government to individuals and businesses will help keep the economy afloat during the Coronavirus pandemic. This post is not designed to debate the relative virtues of one-time shots-in-the-arm for individuals or businesses, bailouts for states,... Continue Reading →

Contend for the Faith and Love People

Jude vs. 17-19 "But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit." Jude is concerned that a church is being... Continue Reading →

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