BREAKING: Calvinist Makes It Full 19 Hours Without Starting A Debate

CHESAPEAKE, VA - The friends and family of Jon Kilgore were elated when they heard the news that Jon, a new calvinist, had made it a full 19 hours without trying to debate theology with someone. The 19 hour mark smashed his previous record of 45 minutes.“We are so proud of our boy, Jon” commented Jane Kilgore, his mother. “He has spent the better part of 6 months looking for any and every opportunity to tell someone why they are wrong and why Calvinism is right. Perhaps, he is finally level … [Read More...]

You Carried Me – a Review of an Abortion Survivor Memoir

If we are brutally honest, most Westerners seek to avoid thinking about anything related to death, even though we know our trajectory leads to the grave. Our funerals are set up in a manner where this even rings true, as the mortician does their best to make the recently deceased look as if they are still alive. We even couch our terms similarly, softening the blow that mortality brings to the living by referring to the dead as those who have passed on. We understand what is meant by that, but … [Read More...]

Even with Swole Arms, Steven Furtick Still Unable to Lift Truth from Bible

Elevation Church, North Carolina - In his rather candid and enigmatic style, Steven Furtick plainly told interviewers yesterday that despite his grueling gym routine, he is still having an immense amount of difficulty lifting truth out of the Bible.“I’ve been hitting the gym three times a day for … [Read More...]

A High Regard for Scripture is Not Bibliolatry

There generally seems to be confusion when I have made the claim that some readers are denying the authority of the scriptures when they disagree on matters of orthodoxy (i.e. Trinitarian teaching, homosexuality, women pastors, and even pastoral blunders). Most will come back with a pithy reply that … [Read More...]

Harmony in Cacophony: How to Select Biblical Songs for Corporate Worship

Ours is an age of unparalleled excess in the realm of worship music. Just 60 years ago, many churches only had one hymnal from which to select their hymns for the Sunday morning service. Now, in the digital age, churches have access CCLI, which boasts of having over 100,000 worship songs from which … [Read More...]

Man Finally Finds Perfect Use For His Copy of “The Shack”

JACKSON, MI – A local man is thrilled that he has finally found the perfect use for his copy of the book, The Shack. He was given the book from a person who will "remain nameless” last year and has been scrambling for productive uses ever since. It is now stabilizing a, previously wobbly, workbench i … [Read More...]

False Start: Christian Faith on the Altar of Football

If confession is good for the soul, then writing this post should be like spring cleaning for my heart. Hi, my name’s David and I have a football problem.I’m a loyal, 3rd-Generation Miami Dolphin fan (don’t laugh... “it’s root-root-root for the home team. If they don’t win, it’s a shame”). I’ve r … [Read More...]

After Canceling on Christmas, Megachurch to Demonstrate Faithfulness by Streaming Super Bowl During Worship

DALLAS, TX – Full Enjoyment Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas has announced they will be streaming The Super Bowl live during their regularly scheduled Sunday evening service. The announcement comes on the heels of some backlash the church received, after they canceled services on Christmas and New Yea … [Read More...]

Why You Shouldn’t See The Shack – but Why so Many Will

Mainline, Western Christianity has long had a problematic understanding of the doctrine of the Trinity. This has played out in various ways, whether it is through the various cults like Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witnesses, or simply due to biblical illiteracy and a painful lack of historical teaching o … [Read More...]

Did Jesus Ever Speak About Homosexuality?

Whenever I get into a discussion on homosexuality I almost always encounter the line, “Jesus never spoke about homosexuality.” The pro-homosexuality party uses it as a trump card, as if it utterly shows the Christian view to be inconsistent and wrong. In this article I wish to show two things: fir … [Read More...]

The Voices Trampled By The Women’s March Movement

Yesterday, I came across a meme that read, “The Men’s March Against Fascism didn’t have nearly as many signs” over the backdrop of some american soldiers leaving a boat to charge the beaches of Normandy (this was certainly referring to The Women's March movement). The streak of irony was undenia … [Read More...]

We Can’t Agree to Disagree on Homosexuality

I write a lot on the sexual ethic. Roughly half of the posts that I have written are in some form or another touching this topic – whether homosexuality, transgenderism, or sexual license in general, and I don’t think that will be settling down any time soon. Yet contrary to the chagrin of many it is … [Read More...]

Hypocritical Christians don’t Invalidate Biblical Truth Claims

Truth be told, it matters very little if one experiences hypocritical Christians when considering if the revelation of the scriptures is truthful. Hypocritical Christians do nothing, in fact, to invalidate the truth claims of scripture. I would move one step further in saying they can’t invalidate t … [Read More...]

Is the Cross a Revelation of My Value? A Response to Todd White

At the outset I want to make my purpose in this article clear: I will respond to the claim of Todd White in this video that the cross of Christ is not the revelation of the depth of sin in the sinner but the revelation of the sinners value. I am not making any statement as to whether I believe Todd … [Read More...]

Martin Scorsese’s Silence: Is Some Soil too Rocky for Jesus?

In the song “The Silence of God,” Andrew Peterson sings:It's enough to drive a man crazy, it'll break a man's faith It's enough to make him wonder, if he's ever been sane When… Heaven's only answer is the silence of God It'll shake a man's timbers when he loses his heart When he has to remem … [Read More...]

Local Man Creates Fake Identity To Avoid Serving In Church Nursery

MEDDLE, FL – The First Baptist Church of Meddle is in shock after it was discovered a member of the church created a fake identity for the sole purpose of avoiding serving in the church nursery.“I’m ashamed, yes. But I don’t regret what I’ve done. I’ll do it again if I need to” explained the man … [Read More...]

Suffering Is The Key To Your Contentment

I am theologically reformed and, as you might expect, a fan of most reformed confessions (my favorite being the Westminster Confession of Faith). I love them. While not infallible, they do a fantastic job at summing up the reformed tradition and what theology should belong to a follower of … [Read More...]

On Prayer And The New Year

As the new year approaches and many people think about new years resolutions, I would like to suggest one: reading written prayers.I am not suggesting that one replace his whole prayer time with reading prayers or that he give up spontaneous praying in favor of reading prayers, but that he add … [Read More...]

2016: Trash or Recycle?

Anyone who spends just a few minutes on social media lately is bound to find some meme, picture, or post insinuating that the year 2016 has been weird and we should just move on from it and forget it.I’ve seen the year 2016 portrayed as a figure being thrown off a boat, a thing set on fire, and a b … [Read More...]

Drowning in His Own Private Ocean: Denzel Washington’s Fences

My father grew up in a poor neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA called Hazelwood in the 1950’s and ‘60’s. He used to play basketball with a kid from the neighborhood named Freddie Kittell. All the kids thought Freddie was pretty strange because he almost never talked and would often play ball barefoot, ev … [Read More...]