WWUTT: Music and Movies Can’t Be Christian?

Christian musicians are fond of saying things like, "We're not a Christian band, were Christians in a band." ...and think they're being profound.Frontman John Foreman was once asked if Switchfoot is a Christian band.  He answered: "To be honest, this question grieves me because I feel that this represents a much bigger issue than simply a couple Switchfoot tunes. In true Socratic form, let me ask you a few questions: Does Lewis or Tolkien mention Christ in any of their fictional series? … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Does the Bible Really Say Homosexuality Is Sin?

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 says: Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the Kingdom of God. Many critics claim that passages like this one and 1 Timothy 1:9-10… Understand this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the u … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Men Don’t Be Angry, Women Be Modest?

I desire that in every place the men should pray lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling. Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel with modesty and self-control. Not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess Godliness – with good works (1 Timothy 2:8-10) The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy about being sound in doctrine. If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 173: Demystifying the End Times, Part 3

[display_podcast]Picture him there, a grizzled, stooped, aged apostle, marooned on an island of rock, confined to a cave.See him in your mind’s eye, with quill to parchment, writing fast and furiously in a mad dash to record everything that he is now seeing and hearing.Our old (and at the time of his writing Revelation) very old friend, the beloved apostle John.Writing, as you will hear in this PODCAST, what sounds like a fantastical tale in specific, yet an all-too-plausible scen … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting 24: Teenage Athletes, Sex, and the Bible with Matt Clinton, part 1

[display_podcast]Hi, I'm Leslie Salazar Carrillo, Director of the I'm Waiting program.I had a chance recently to sit down with Matt Clinton of  Fellowship of Christian Athletes in the Oceanside, Carlsbad, and Vista areas.  But, before the interview started, Matt and I got a chance to catch up and we are just bouncing ideas off of each other.  And thankfully, it got recorded!It's a little bit of a prelude into the depth of the conversation that Matt and I were able to have about the re … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 172: Demystifying the End Times, Part 2

[display_podcast] “Watch out that no one deceives you.”As you will hear in this podcast, given the wild-eyed speculations with which Christian community has historically been bombarded regarding all-things prophecy-related, Jesus’ words in Matthew 24 give us a good warning indeed. A warning which explains why we want to take a sober, strictly-Biblical look at what Jesus taught in Matthew 24-25 about His Second Coming and the end of the age.Let me remind you that we are now on Tuesday o … [Read more...]