Donald Trump on Repentance

What is evident in the current run up to the 2016 elections is that Americans enjoy political theater. It is obvious that America has endured enough of the sock puppet in the White House – the hand that controls him is so obviously Mohammedan, racist, anti-American, anti-Christian, and anti-Constitution, it is a wonder that the hand in the sock thought the average American would buy his swill. Most of the rest of Washington is not much better, just a vast marionette performance, though perhaps Read more […]

No More Playing for a Tie: The First One to Thirty Wins

I loved my career as a football coach.  Is it ok to say that?  Does it make me seem worldly to say that?  Forgive me Lord, but I loved it.  I loved the smell of the battle.  I loved the mud.  I loved the blood.  I loved the human drama of competition.  I loved how competition strengthened a man. Fight or flight was the choice that the frightened young men were forced to face.  Will they face their fear and storm the castle, or will they roll up in a cocoon and yield ground to the enemy?  Read more […]

Eternal Life at Yard-Sale Prices

“And the king said unto Araunah, “Nay; but I will surely buy it from thee at a price; neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing.”  -2 Samuel 24:24. Cheap grace: just another way of describing the Gospel that is being peddled by the neo-evangelicals. A costless Christianity. Eternal life at wholesale-club prices. Jesus loves everybody, don’t you know?  The churches are full of “saved” people.  Folks who have tipped-their-toe Read more […]

Virgin Birth: Because God’s Grace Comes by Faith, not Works

What is the meaning of the virgin birth? Perhaps the most popular answer to that question is that it is necessary to believe in the virgin birth in order to defend and affirm the deity of Christ. Jesus is both God and man. If Jesus had a human father, then that would mean that he was only human. Another explanation assigned to the virgin birth is the sinlessness of Christ. Christ didn’t have a human father because a human father would have contaminated him with original sin. Jesus Read more […]

Obama Doesn’t Deserve To Be Free, But What About Us?

Freedom isn’t free. Contrary to what is usually meant by that phrase, what I mean is that what Americans call freedom today isn’t anywhere close to real freedom. Consider this post on Forbes.com: “Obama To America: You Don’t Deserve To Be Free.” It is written by an “Objectivist”—a follower of the atheist writer, Ayn Rand. An excerpt: We radical capitalists say that it was the regulatory-welfare state that imploded in 2008. You may disagree, but let’s argue that out, rather than Read more […]

The False Hope Of Discrediting Obama: Idolatry Not So Easily Refuted

This HuffPo article states what I would love to be true: For Obama and the Democrats who’ve stood behind Obamacare during four years of relentless attacks from Republicans – including a face-off that led to a 16-day government shutdown and a threat of U.S. default – failure of this magnitude would discredit a core premise of this presidency, that government can do big things to improve Americans’ lives. It is a pleasant dream, but it is probably not really a possible outcome. If people were Read more […]

Global Warming From A Christian Perspective

“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” So proclaimed God in the Book of Genesis, but what does He know? He hasn’t got anything on Gaia. Of course one can’t use biblical arguments when trying to persuade those of a different theological bent. A non-Christian will not listen when his opponent begins the debate with “The Bible says,” just as a Christian will not listen when his opponent begins the Read more […]

Religion, Politics, and Dinner Parties

It is often said that polite dinner conversations should not include religion or politics. Perhaps it is because dinner hosts prefer peace to hostility, or because both topics are prone to individual monologuing. Either way it is a surefire way to raise the collective blood pressure of your dinner guests. I would suggest that in addition to maintaining peace and limiting long-winded diatribes, another reason to not talk about religion or politics at the table is because they are so closely related. Read more […]