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The Problem of Objectifying Women

This week, Corban University hosted a symposium on human sex trafficking. As the chair of the advisory board overseeing this symposium, I was blessed to hear two incredible speakers, as well as facilitate a round-table discussion that included representatives from the Attorney General’s office, the Department of Human Services, the District Attorney’s office, non-profit organizations, […]

Evil Emboldened

I was having breakfast this morning with my accountability partner and we were talking about world events, including the shooting in Las Vegas. My buddy made the comment that it seems as if evil is more prevalent today than he remembers in the past. What crossed my mind was this: “As the Christian church is […]

Why I’m Not a Calvinist

I have a friend from Corban University that recently posted a meme on Facebook espousing his Calvinist views. This is the quote from John Piper he posted with a picture from the movie “Gladiator” showing Caesar with a thumbs down: “Before you were born or had done anything good or bad, God decided whether to […]

This Miserable World

My wife introduced me to a book by Thomas a Kempis called “The Imitation of Christ.” I am sure many of you know this classic, but I read it for the first time a few months ago. It is one of those books where you read one sentence and have to think about it for […]

Death, O Where is Thy Sting?

I had to help do a hard thing the other day. My foster-father passed away recently and I went with my foster-mother to pick up his cremains at the funeral home. It is always a difficult thing to do, not just because of the finality of it, but cremains are different from having a body […]

Today’s Headlines

So, I’m reading my Internet newspapers this morning and I just can’t help but think, “What a shallow, culturally bankrupt society we live in.” I know that sounds harsh, and perhaps I’m just in an irritable mood (which I am), but just look at what’s going on around us. Let me share some headlines From […]

The Nashville Statement

I ran across something called the “Nashville Statement” yesterday in my Facebook feed. It was posted by one of the many Christian blogs I follow so I checked it out. I was stunned to see that about 150 Christian leaders had developed a coherent statement on Biblical marriage, signing their names to it, and basically […]