Theology Doesn’t Have To Be a Bloodsport

Theology doesn’t have to be a bloodsport. It can be a civil and intellectually honest conversation. However, much of the problem today is that Christians use different conversational styles when they argue theology. So the disagreement ends up being rooted in semantics rather than substance. And that’s why we have WWE-styled theological SmackDowns! Check out this [Read More…]


People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Be good anyway. Honesty and frankness will [Read More…]

Christianity in Crisis

Someone I respect asked me on Twitter to comment on Andrew Sullivan’s recent article entitled, “Christianity in Crisis.” Sullivan’s article recently made the cover of Newsweek. The cover title reads, “Forget the Church: Follow Jesus.” Since I want to keep this blog post relatively short, I am limiting my commentary to four points. 1. The cover title represents the unparalleled [Read More…]

A Story You Shouldn’t Miss

Soon, we’ll turn our heads and Christmas will be upon us. That said, The Nativity Story (DVD) is well worth watching. While it doesn’t match the Gospel story perfectly, overall, it’s pretty close. The acting is great as well. I also appreciate how they depict Joseph. As with movies of this sort, I lost half my [Read More…]