Election Year Sanity 2: “Fake News?”

‭ "I hate and abhor falsehood..." Psalm 119:163 ESV‬ "There's no such thing as fake news.It is either news, or fiction..."Fake" and "news" should be mutually exclusive. If it is fake. It cannot be called news. ¹" Veteran journalist Dave Foulk There was a time when iconic news anchor Walter Cronkite was known as "the … Continue reading Election Year Sanity 2: “Fake News?”

Election Year Sanity: Guidelines For Engagement

‭‭ It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes-Psalm 118:9 ESV‬ The sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world- Reinhold Niebuhr ¹ My relationship with partisan politics has a complex history. At different times in my life, I have supported both parties as well … Continue reading Election Year Sanity: Guidelines For Engagement

Troubling Bible Passages 3: The Death Penalty

Any believer attempting to share his or her faith will eventually be confronted with the cliched "gotcha" verses often cited by unbelievers. Often, they will bring up ritual purity laws from the Old Testament which may indeed appear strange to modern Western eyes. Others, however, hit very close to home in today's world and how … Continue reading Troubling Bible Passages 3: The Death Penalty

The Calvinist/Arminian Controversy

Calvinism or Arminianism?The debate between Arminianism and Calvinism, which concerns God's sovereignty and man's free will, is one of the most divisive in the church today. Rather than being an honest, respectful dialogue among brethren, this debate has led to an unhealthy compartmentalization within the Body of Christ. Sadly, this has resulted in much vital … Continue reading The Calvinist/Arminian Controversy

Snakes and Scripture

Boop! My daughter Ember and I are reptile enthusiasts. We currently have two pet snakes, a ball python named Hershey and a Saharan sand boa named Pumpkin. Hershey Pumpkin Both species are nonvenomous, small to moderately sized and are usually very docile (although Pumpkin does occasionally have his sassy moments). In fact, ball pythons are … Continue reading Snakes and Scripture

Are You SURE You Believe In Christ’s Teachings?

The above quote is often used to reprimand "un-Christlike" Christians. Ghandi had first hand experience with this. For example, he was once turned away from a church service because he was not white. Certainly, we Christians have often failed to live up to the ideals of our Savior. I make no excuses for that either … Continue reading Are You SURE You Believe In Christ’s Teachings?

Doctrine and the Christian Life

Originally published on James and Dave's Bible Page Jesus answered them and said "My doctrine is not mine, but His that sent me." (John 7:16) But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine. (Titus 2:1) Mention the word "doctrine" among church circles, and you will get a variety of different responses. On one hand, … Continue reading Doctrine and the Christian Life