Obama’s Christmas Fantasy: Jesus Taught “Bedrock Values of All Faiths”

Barack Obama took it upon himself to preach his version of Christianity at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. An excerpt: Now, this is the 93rd time Americans have gathered by the White House to light the National Christmas Tree.  And as always, this tree is not alone -– all across America, in living rooms, and offices, churches, and town squares, families and neighbors are gathering to decorate trees of their own and get into the holiday spirit.  It’s a chance to come together and Read more […]

Kim Davis and the Modern Pharisee

Kim Davis is demonstrating that her enemies are modern Pharisee accusers—a twenty-first century version of the Gospel enemies. When I read Rob Knowles’ post about the accusations and mockery of Kim Davis I hadn’t seen one yet. Then today one showed up in my Facebook feed. (In fact, after Davis went to jail, I saw Liberals express joy at the thought that she might be subjected to homosexual rape. Because tolerance, you know.) I think Davis is a goddess among humans. She is following Read more […]

Stop Playing the Victim!

There are few characteristics as central to American culture today as that of being a victim. We automatically assume in most situations we have been victimized. There are real victims, of course. There are people who have been hurt, maimed, harmed, reputations destroyed, families broken, children abused, etc. But what I am talking about is that American mindset of being perpetually offended. The students blame the teacher. The teacher blames the students. The parents blame the children. The children Read more […]

The Supreme Court Decision: What It Means for You, Christian

The Supreme Court has declared that men and women possess the right to marry persons of the same sex. They’ve used the Fourteenth Amendment and presupposed that people who are erotically attracted to the same sex and who masturbate against people of the same sex are a kind of biological minority. Everyone who isn’t stupid knows that isn’t actually true, but it is a convenient fiction to use to impose a new moral order and persecute Christianity. So everyone pretends. But that pretense Read more […]

The Lost Holy Day: Christ’s Ascension

There are many unanswered questions regarding Tuesday night’s train wreck that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others. “Experts said the train’s speed in the moments before the crash raised several questions: Could a technical glitch have caused the locomotive to speed up so rapidly? Would it take a deliberate action by the engineer? Or could human error, a medical issue, or some other factor like clumsiness explain the sudden burst of speed? Sumwalt said the train, as designed, Read more […]

Howard Dean Doesn’t Know Jesus

Howard Dean doesn’t know Jesus even by the truncated standard of the red-letter part of the Bible. It is pretty clear that Liberals are strategizing to pretend that the First Amendment doesn’t even apply to Christians because “real” Christianity is identical to liberalism and anything else is a fraud. We see this strategy in action when Barack Obama claims that all violence in Islam is not true Islam. As I wrote about his claims: this is posed as if Barack Obama is defending Islam. But Read more […]

Franklin Graham Compares Jesus and Muhammad

If you look at Jesus and Muhammad, the correct use for the President’s “Death Cult” label becomes obvious. Talk about inconvenient truth! From CNS News: “Rev. Graham to Obama: Unlike Christ, Mohammad ‘Killed Many Innocent People’ – His ‘True Followers’ Emulate Him.” In response to President Barack Obama drawing a parallel between the barbaric acts of the Islamic State today with actions by Christians during the Crusades, which ended 700 years ago, evangelist Franklin Graham Read more […]

Was Jesus Born on This Date? Does It Matter?

Does the significance of Christmas depend on when was Jesus born? Some people say that celebrating Christmas on December 25 was a Christianizing of a prior pagan festival. This author argues in “Calculating Christmas that it’s the reverse—that Roman Emperor Aurelian actually put his pagan festival on that date in opposition to some Christians who already tagged it as a possible date for Jesus’ birth. Many Christians think that Christians celebrate Christ’s birth on December 25th because Read more […]

Christmas: Whom Will Kings Acknowledge?

One way to understand Christmas is to look at the Biblical collection of Psalms. If we look at the Psalms it makes a lot of sense why Herod was not happy when the wise men told him that a king had been born in Israel. Psalm 1 and 2 together are commonly considered the “entry” into the Psalter. If so, then perhaps Psalm 2 presents us with a problem and then spells out the solution in later Psalms. Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and 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 […]

The Virgin Birth was not a Pagan Story

It is popular in some circles to claim that the story of the virgin birth was a pagan insertion into the teaching of the early Church. In various books one can easily find by scanning the shelves of the “religion” section in any decent bookstore this claim functions as a plausibility structure helping uphold the modern and post-modern culture of unbelief. It is used as evidence for the unreliability of the Gospels (though actually the claim presupposes that the Gospels are unreliable). Further, Read more […]

The Future of Christmas

We hear about the war against Christmas, but who will win that war for the future? What does Jesus expect to happen in world history?  What does the Christmas story mean for the future of the universe? We know what he told his disciples to make happen: And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and disciple all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe Read more […]