Trinity Church of Portland, OR just released word yesterday that senior pastor, Art Azurdia, has been removed from his role due to sexual misconduct. Like many of the other recent revelations of nefarious pastoral affairs – Art’s stings a bit. They all sting a bit. I’m just tired. I’m tired of seeing pastor after pastor fall due to sexual misconduct, and Art Azudia is no exception to that. I am weary of seeing those charged with upholding simple qualifications inevitably… Read more

Earlier this week, American actor Chris Pratt received a “Generation” accolade at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Award Ceremony. During his acceptance speech, he offered viewers 9 life lessons, or rules to live by. These 9 rules were a mixture of humor, character development advice, and simple expressions of his Christian faith. All of which were met with cheering and applause from, what I assume to be, a usually hostile crowd towards Christianity. This response was anomalous, but not… Read more

Pornography is single-handedly one of the worst epidemics facing the Evangelical church today. There are a myriad of other factors which appear to be eroding the Western church from the inside-out, yet Evangelicals scarcely address the root of the problem of pornography within the church. On the whole, human sexuality is undergoing an existential crisis. Yet the church is placed squarely in the midst of this crisis, often not even addressing its own underlying issues until far too late. Leader… Read more

On the 19th of May 2018, the Royal Wedding of Harry and Meghan was broadcast and watched around the world. Yet it was not the dress that I saw spoken about so much, nor the new look of the royal wedding service. Instead it was the sermon of Rev. Michael Curry. Upon hearing the sermon that afternoon I posted a status to my personal Facebook page saying, ‘Man, that sermon. So close and yet so far. #NearlyTheGospel Talented guy though…. Read more

It is incredibly troubling when an individual opposed to Calvinistic teaching utters the phrase, “I’d never worship the God of Calvinism.” Enter any debate over the sovereignty of God in salvation and it won’t take terribly long for this bomb to be lofted in. The reason it troubles me though is not because I take this as some form of personal insult. It is the height of blasphemy against God, namely, because the God of Calvinism is the God of… Read more

At the onset of this piece, I wish to convey that I genuinely believe Andy Stanley to be a brother in Christ. I also believe he has a sincere desire to shepherd people, but unfortunately his desire to do so has led down many problematic paths in his teaching ministry. I wrote before regarding his statements on the virgin birth, much to the chagrin of many who count Andy Stanley as pastor emeritus due to his large following. I debated… Read more

“We encourage any customer wanting to locate the Mardel’s ‘Theology’ book section to utilize our complimentary GPS units or Sherpa guides. To search the store without such an aid is highly ill advised and may result in death or injury.” Read more

The Lord is delaying the ushering in of His eternal kingdom, in spite of all the world’s injustices and evils, to ensure that not one of His beloved is lost. Read more

A Quiet Place reminds an American culture starved of masculinity, why we need fathers and what one looks like. Written as a “love letter” for his children, Krasinski’s character, Lee Abbot, demonstrates how a father loves, protects, and sacrifices everything for his family. Read more

Is it God’s will to heal everyone? This question is guaranteed to come up in almost every Christian’s life; our lives have been, or will be, touched by sickness at one time or another, either in our own bodies or in those whom we love. There are many who answer “yes,” but then say that the reason a sick person is not healed is because of a lack of faith, either in him or in the one praying for him…. Read more

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