Jesus Wasn’t Concerned With “Taking The Country Back” And Neither Should We

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It’s that time again… and happens every four years. With each new election cycle there is one predicable rallying cry that emits from the political stage: “it’s time to take our country back.”  Quite often I hear these words uttered by fellow Christians, seemingly petrified that their individual worlds will collapse if their particular party [Read More...]

Why Every Day Should Be Earth Day If You’re A Christian

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It’s April 22nd, which means it’s “Earth Day.” Much of the hype over this annual day seems to have dissipated in recent years, but I think it’s a crucially important day if you’re a Christian. In fact, every day should be “Earth Day” if you’re a Christian. Growing up, the culture around me seemed to be [Read More...]

Wrestle With God Over Your Questions, Your Anxieties, And Everything Else: He Can Handle It

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I remembered the story from my childhood well, but it never meant as much to me until today. The picture from my now falling apart children’s Bible (right) is one that has been etched in my mind for more than 30 years. Perhaps you remember this story too: the night when Jacob wrestled with God. [Read More...]

Hands Down The Worst Bible Version Ever

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Someone asked me the other day which version of the Bible I thought was the best. While I don’t have an English favorite (English can be limiting and there’s a lot of judgement calls that go into translation), I do have a new version of the Bible that I’d be happy to call the worse version [Read More...]

10 Situations Where Christian Bakers Should Refuse To Bake Wedding Cakes

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This past week has been a major victory folks. With Indiana passing a law that gives us the right to refuse to sell our cakes to gay people, there are now close to 20 states where we can look our gay citizens in the eyes and say, “no cake for you!” While I was celebrating [Read More...]

World Vision Child Sponsorships Abandoned: It’s Almost Double What We Thought

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This week marked the 1 year anniversary of an event I’ve been calling the World Vision Fiasco. I have been lamenting the events which took place last spring, and the damaging fallout that has flowed as a result. As a quick recap for those who didn’t follow the events last year: World Vision is a Christian [Read More...]

If Jesus Gave A Speech At Liberty University (Here Are Some Things I Think He’d Say)

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Yesterday, Sen. Ted Cruz became the first candidate to announce they’re running for president in the 2016 election cycle, during a speech he gave at Liberty University. Liberty students were required to attend or face a fine, so Cruz had a pretty decent crowd to help try to insert some perceived energy into his political campaign. [Read More...]

The Gun Shop Everyone Needs To Visit (Guns With History)

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If you haven’t seen this yet, please take three minutes and check it out. Regardless of what garbage the NRA feeds you (in an effort to scare you so that you’ll buy more guns, so their friends in the gun lobby will make more money) guns don’t make you safer. In fact, the presence of [Read More...]

5 Reasons Why Reading Charisma News Might Be Toxic For Your Faith

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  I’m sure you’ve probably seen a Charisma News article flow through your Facebook or Twitter feed. Perhaps you’ve clicked the link a few times, or even worse, maybe you’ve occasionally strolled into the comment section. If you have, you probably already know what I’m about to tell you, but I think it bears repeating [Read More...]

The Gospel Isn’t About Escaping This World, It’s About Transforming It

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 As a teenager, I was taught that the Gospel was “Good News.” While they were right in calling it Good News, learning about Jesus as an adult taught me that they were right– but for all the wrong reasons. Yes- it’s Good News. Unfathomably Good News. But, it’s different news than what we grew up with. Like [Read More...]


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