The gospel of John records the healing of a man born blind. It's a momentous record, not only for the impact it had on that man and his parents, but for the theological impact it has on the followers of Christ. To get the full impact, you have consider what it means that the man … Continue reading Glory, not yet
When contemplating the recurrent horrors of anti-semitism throughout history, it's important to remember that the driving force of it all is spiritual, not natural. To give a half-way thorough description of the phenomenon is going to require quite a few words. It takes more than saying anti-semitism is evil, which it is. It takes more … Continue reading Anti-semitism
Christ teaches us that every earthly authority is a steward, a manager, whose authority is a delegated to him from above. This is true of kings, judges, church leaders, husbands, parents, school administrators, business owners- every earthly authority is a delegated authority. Everyone has a master over them; everyone has a boss to whom they … Continue reading How to be a *boss*
The world God made, and the human race he created as part of it, are both chock full of inequality. It is supposed to be this way. The inequality throughout creation isn’t an evil, far from it. Rather, it is the beauty, and the glory of God manifest in creation. The inequality within creation echos … Continue reading A world of inequality
Jussie Smollett stands accused of falsely claiming to be the victim of a racially and politically motivated hate crime. What does the bible have to say about such things? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/20/arts/television/jussie-smollett-attack-suspect.html If the charge against Smollett is accurate, meaning that he falsely claimed to have been attacked, then he is guilty of offering false testimony. The … Continue reading On Jussie Smollett, and the just punishment for false accusations
President Trump's declaration of a national emergency is a lawless act. It violates the constitutional separation of powers, which has assigned Congress the key role in deciding how government funds will be spent. This is a constitutional crisis and has the potential remake American government into an even more unrestrained tyranny. Nacny Pelosi took issue … Continue reading An impeachable offense
In this post I will describe how the world is constantly at odds with Christ, and how this conflict between them always centers on the definition of righteousness. To begin, we will note that Christ engaged in vigorous finger pointing, explicitly and persuasively calling out the sinful nature of those who resisted him. I will … Continue reading The Controversy of Righteousness
Christians aren't supposed to be PR agents for Christ. He isn't running for office and none of us were hired to be campaign strategists. It's not like we need to make sure people see his good side. Every side of him is good, just like his father. We just need to make sure people see … Continue reading Ad Execs for Christ
It's just about time for Christians to stop being embarrassed by God's judgment. Our waffling and apologetic tone are not worthy of the God we serve or the lord who bought us. When Christ spoke of judgment he spoke of it unapologetically and without embarrassment. What Christian in his right mind would take up a … Continue reading Why does God condemn men?
Gillette, the razor company, has released an advertisement calling on men to abandon traditional masculinity. Masculinity, we are told, is toxic. In this post, I intend to explain the meaning of the ad itself and then show what's wrong with Gillette's vision of manliness. A Slight Detour Before we get into the Gillette ad, let's … Continue reading Why does Gillette condemn men?