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

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

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

Alcohol: To Imbibe Or Not To Imbibe?

The issue of alcohol has always been a controversial one within the Christian community. Did Jesus make, or advocate the use of, intoxicating wine? Is having an occasional drink really that big of a deal? These are certainly valid questions that committed Christians have asked over the years. Beliefs and practices among individuals vary. Baptists, … Continue reading Alcohol: To Imbibe Or Not To Imbibe?