Thursday, September 24, 2015

What Will We Remember in Heaven?

I had an interesting conversation earlier this week, during the course of which I was asked a very difficult question. I cannot give it the full treatment, since that would take hundreds of pages. But it was interesting enough that I want to cover it briefly here.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Why Will There be a "Judgment Seat of Christ?"

Someone recently sent me an interesting question. If Christians are saved by the work of Jesus Christ, then why will we face a judgment? After all, we are not going to be condemned (Romans 8:1). So what should we make of the Judgment Seat of Christ?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Is There Anything Wrong with Homosexuality?

I saw this article yesterday, and it raises a point Christians really need to be paying attention to. No, not the claim that the Bible tells us to sell our daughters as slaves. That is known as “eisegesis,” taking a piece of Scripture out of its context and forcing it to say what you want it to. The point of the group that put up this billboard was to create a strawman argument by giving a novel meaning to a passage of the Bible, accusing Kim Davis of not living up to their new definition, and then accusing her of hypocrisy for not doing so. At its base, it is a misunderstanding of what we as Christians believe, purposeful or not. I covered the general concept here.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Whom Should We Mourn on 9/11?

You may have seen some stories this past weekend dealing with what seems to be becoming a trend around 9/11. Many people are commenting that they will grieve the lives lost in the 2001 terrorist attacks, but only if they can also grieve the Iraqi deaths suffered during the American occupation.

Friday, September 11, 2015

What Do We Need to Remember on 9/11?

Today, we remember what evil looks like, and it can raise many questions in our minds. I believe those questions have answers, though they are hardly ever satisfying emotionally. But it is even more important to remember what came out of it. In the face of such monstrous hatred, we gathered around one another to stand for life, liberty, and love. The questions of why it happened, or why it was allowed to happen, did not matter as much as whether we could persevere.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Does Kim Davis Hate Gays?

When I read about the Kim Davis story, it is hard not to think about the prophet Daniel. I know the situations do not compare in scale, but there is something similar at work. A government official refuses to obey the law because his or her commitment to God is a higher obligation.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Could Kim Davis Change?

One of the biggest stories in the news right now is the saga of Kim Davis. Davis is the clerk of Rowan County, KY. After the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling granting legal status to gay marriage nationally, numerous states and local governments have been scrambling to determine how to best handle this newly created and unprecedented civil right.

Update and Prayer Request

As you may know, this website and its associated social media accounts are not my goal in and of themselves. They are an extension of, and a bridge to, face-to-face forums. Eventually, I hope they will lead to a church I am working to start.