‘I Love Jesus But Not the Church’ Just Means You Don’t Love Jesus

I find it puzzling that this topic is still up for debate, yet the sentiments of many Western Christians is that you can love Jesus without loving the church. Verbose arguments abound on the church not being confined to a building – that all spaces are sacred and therefore, filled with divine presence. The well-worn argument that the church does not consist of the physical space you occupy while worshipping God, but instead the body of believers, contains just enough truth to lure readers to t … [Read More...]

Study Finds There are More Christian Podcasts Than Actual Christians

A recent joint study conducted by Apple, Inc. and The Pew Research Group left researchers shocked to find that there are more Christian podcasts than actual Christians. The findings have left many stunned, and others feeling vindicated.“I knew it,” commented Julia, an avid Christian podcast listener. “I listen to more podcasts than anyone I know, and some of those that claim to be Christian are simply not. It seems literally anyone can grab a microphone and say something in the name of Christ … [Read More...]

Brad’s Wife To Be Named New CEO of United Airlines

 CHICAGO, IL - In less than 48 hours after a video went viral depicting a man being dragged off a plane, United Airlines is making efforts to repair their damaged public image. This morning they announced plans to fire current CEO, Oscar Munoz, and hire former Cracker Barrel waitress, … [Read More...]

God’s Will For Your Life Is That You Would Suffer

Like it or not, God's will for your life is that you would suffer.In various capacities, one may sense relief, anger, frustration, concern, and a host of other emotions that one ought to wrestle with as they come to grips with the reality of death, sickness, pain, trials, and the onslaught of … [Read More...]

How Should We Raise Smart Kids? A Review of Gifted

In My Kid Could Paint That, a fascinating documentary about 4-year-old painting ‘prodigy’ Marla Olmstead, one of the talking head interviewees, Michael Kimmelman, asserts, “[We have] a very bizarre obsession with child prodigies. This fascination we have with the child who somehow exceeds all conce … [Read More...]

The Christian’s Pursuit of Happiness

As humans, we spend the better part of our lives seeking happiness. We search for it in pretty much all that we do; we seek it in relationships, jobs, social media, Netflix, pets, games, sports, shopping and more. Notable theologian John Piper has even coined the phrase “Christian Hedonism,” exp … [Read More...]

Must I Avoid the Appearance of Evil?

Recently, I had a church member send me this message, “I have run across arguments based on the verse about avoiding ‘even the appearance of evil,’ using this verse to basically say we shouldn’t engage in anything cultural. Since people do make certain assumptions based on our cultural involvement (i … [Read More...]

Did New Testament Authors See Their Writings as Inspired?

There has been much work done on the New Testament’s view and use of the Old Testament, with good reason. Many of the historical claims of the Old Testament have been contested (e.g. a historical Adam, the Noahic flood, the Exodus) and so theologians have turned to the New Testament to show that C … [Read More...]

A Definitive List of The Top 10 Christian Podcasts

If you are like me, you find your car time becoming less about music and more about podcasts. Christian Podcasts are a wonderful way to get plugged into news, entertainment, and culture in a relevant way. Not to mention the benefit of edification and learning. There are dozens upon dozens of gospel … [Read More...]

David Platt Thrilled To Graduate High School

 Richmond, Virginia – As Spring quickly approaches, so does the graduation season, and no one is more excited to graduate than Memorial High School Senior, David Platt.“I have really enjoyed the last 4 years,” commented the soon-to-be 18-year-old standout, David Platt. “I have learned so … [Read More...]

Princeton Theological Seminary Appalled Kuyper Prize Named After Kuyper

Princeton Theological Seminary - Princeton, NJAfter revoking the 2017 Kuyper Prize from Presbyterian church planter and author, Tim Keller, Princeton Theological Seminary president, Craig Barnes and faculty were alarmed to discover that the Kuyper award was also named after Abraham Kuyper, whose … [Read More...]

Barnabas Encouragement Ministry Mistakenly Calls Themselves “The Barabbas Group”

 PORTLAND, OR – A new ministry at Life Lessons Baptist Church, aimed at encouraging the brokenhearted, is in disarray this morning after they mistakenly had printed 100,000 street pamphlets with the name Barabbas, instead of Barnabas, in the title.The Pamphlet reads: “The Barabbas Gro … [Read More...]

Death and the Art of Dying Well

I have heard numerous stories from my pastor recalling the days he worked with the LAPD, yet the stories which stick out most are always those he has told about receiving the call to go to the scene of an individual’s death. The way they died has not stuck out so much as my pastor’s simple reminder t … [Read More...]

Introvert Forced To Serve As Greeter While Under Church Discipline

Poplar Bluff, MO - According to multiple reports, Brendan Kirby, a well-known introvert, was forced to serve as a greeter in his local church while under church discipline. Although Brendan remains unrepentant, the elders are hopefully he will come around soon.“Here at Life Lessons Baptist C … [Read More...]

Why is an Evangelical Pastor Excited About Moonlight Winning Best Picture?

I am an Evangelical pastor who is conservative theologically, believing the historic orthodox doctrines of Christianity, including the inerrancy of Scripture, the unique sufficiency of Christ, and the establishment of marriage as between one man and one woman. And I’m also excited that Moonlight won … [Read More...]

Today Women Are Striking, and I am Going to Work

Today is March 8th. Today is an important day for women as women all over the world are called to strike. I however, am going to work.I know a response may be, “you are a middle class white woman, who doesn’t know the first thing about oppression", and on the surface, maybe you wouldn’t think I k … [Read More...]

A Scriptural Argument For Infant Baptism

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.  “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”  Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and i … [Read More...]

Jesus: The Comforting and Threatening Light

Who is Jesus? It is a question that has been asked throughout history, from the religious leaders of the first century to the early church councils up through the ‘unbiased’ naturalists of the Jesus Seminar and the best-selling novel, soon to be movie, The Shack.In answering the question, Who is … [Read More...]

Beauty and the Beast’s Gay LeFou Shouldn’t Shock Anyone

It shouldn't really come as much of a surprise to anyone that the upcoming Beauty and the Beast revamp includes a gay rendition of the character LeFou. Disney has long been ahead of the curve when it comes to things like offering benefits to gay partners, despite the backlash they received from … [Read More...]

Bryan Adams Surprised To Learn of His Lifetime Achievement Dove Award

NASHVILLE, TN - Earlier this week, The Dove Awards committee announced that they will be presenting secular singer/songwriter Bryan Adams with a Lifetime Achievement Dove Award. Bryan Adams is best known for his string of 80's and 90's hits that include "The Summer of '69" and "(Everything I do) I … [Read More...]