Dang it! Andy Stanley’s at it again! A few months back he did a sermon in which he said that Christians need to “unhitch” themselves from the Old Testament. Of course, this smacks of the unbiblical idea of “New Testament” Christianity as if Jesus simply eliminated the need for the Old Testament. Well, yesterday the […]

I teach politics part-time at a local Christian university. Having spent 20-plus years managing and consulting political campaigns and working in the legislature as a staffer and lobbyist, I’m a bit of a political junkie. One of the most important parts of politics is framing the argument. In other words, making your opponents respond to […]

Last week, President Donald Trump called his former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, “Dumb as a rock.” This really shouldn’t surprise anyone given the President’s penchant for calling people names (Pocahontas, Little Rocket Man, Crooked Hillary, Crazy Joe, Dumbest Man on Television, Little Adam Schitt – name is Schiff – Crying Chuck, Total Low-Life, Ungrateful […]

I’ve always found it fascinating that in the Genesis account of the fall of man it is Adam who sins and Eve who is simply deceived. When you read the story, you learn that while Satan was tempting Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit, Adam was standing right next to her! Here’s the account […]

As Christians, we talk a lot about loving people. We say things such as, “Love the sinner but hate the sin.” Or, “Love the unlovable because God loved you when you were unlovable.” Personally, I like this one, “Love them all, let God sort them out!” But I think like a lot of Christian platitudes, […]

The recent murder of 11 people worshiping in a Pittsburgh synagogue has resulted in the usual blame game ranging from guns to Trump. And like previous shootings and horrific acts of violence, everyone is arguing over the wrong points and missing the true cause of these acts. My friends, there is a war going on. […]

I often joke with my wife that we should leave everything behind, go create a monastery and make chocolate and beer for the rest of our lives. And as it is with most jokes, there’s some truth behind it. There certainly are days where I want to just disengage from this crazy world and sequester […]