Tag Archives: Satan

Sitting on God’s Throne

I have found myself preaching a lot about Christians rebelling against God lately. I feel a strong holy discontent about what I see in our culture and how the Christian body isn’t holding to God’s truth or the doctrines clearly laid out by Paul in his letters. I want to take a moment this morning […]

Race in America – Fighting the Wrong Fight

Driving back to Salem from Portland the other day I had an interesting thought pop into my head. “We’re fighting the wrong fight.” Like most middle-aged white guys, I don’t really like talking about race in America. It’s not that I don’t have lots of thoughts on the subject – I do. But in this […]

News Flash: Lying is Bad!

I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. One the one hand, I love having news feeds from my favorite sports teams, seeing funny memes from my military veteran pages, seeing all the animal videos, and keeping up with my friends and family. On the other hand, all the political crap is just outrageous and makes […]

Know Your Enemy

In what seems like a lifetime ago, I served in the United States Army. I joined when I was 22 years old for a lot of reasons, but one of them was to defend my country against all enemies foreign and domestic. I remember a particular scene in Basic Training that was funny at the […]

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 […]

Divided We Fall

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 […]

I’m an Intolerant Christian

One of the critiques about Christianity is that it’s intolerant. Jesus tells us in the Bible that the only way to God the Father is through him (John 14:6), meaning all the other ways people use to try to get to God are wrong. Thus every other religion is wrong and those in the Christian […]

Open Letter to Atheists and Agnostics

Dear Atheist and/or Agnostic, I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately and wanted to share what’s on my mind because I think it has a significant impact on your future. For people who either don’t believe in God or don’t know if He exists you sure talk about Him a lot! Daily I can […]

Bruce Jenner and the Problem With Identity

So I made the mistake of engaging in the Bruce Jenner gender identity debate on Facebook. I have many friends on both sides of the political and cultural landscape so the response to my small comment was immense! In fact, I think it’s the most people have responded to anything I’ve put on Facebook ever! […]

Ruler of This World

Although I’ve had a number of jobs throughout my life, my first career was in the newspaper business where I was a reporter and editor. I’ve always enjoyed reading the news and keeping up on current events, but lately the headlines just seem so dour. Here’s a sampling from some of today’s newspapers: Iraqi PM […]