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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I got a little fired up today reading something on Facebook – imagine that! The blog Hello Christian reposted an article from the Huffington Post that basically said the “White Church” is the anti-Christ. Well, if there is such a thing as the “White Church,” I would agree that it is an anti-Christ, as would […]

I’m not a Calvinist, but the events in Charlottesville this past weekend proves at least to me that one of Calvin’s five points is correct: We are totally depraved. Let me say this from the outset – Christians, at least true Christians following Jesus Christ as His disciples, MUST condemn any act of hate no […]