The Air 'Up There' OR The Air 'Down Here?' A Word Study in 1 Thessalonians 4.17 (rapture?)

Word Study, 1 Thessalonians 4.17 Below is a Word Study that I did based on 1 Thessalonians 4.17.  What is interesting to me is how it reinforced my belief that the “rapture” as it is popularly understood (Jesus secretly returns to extract believers from earth to heaven for eternity) is completely unwarranted.  If you choose [Read More…]

Unpopular Annual Post: "Why Christianity and the ‘4th’ are Incompatible" OR "Why this is NOT a day to celebrate" OR "Why my friends wont like me for the next week or so"

I want to start out this post with a huge disclaimer… what I am about to say may sound radical or irrational to some. I also want to say that I have a great respect for those who differ with me on this issue that I am about to discuss, so I invite your ideas [Read More…]

Is the Earth Intrinsically Valuable or Simply a Resource? Quote to Ponder: Christopher J.H. Wright (repost)

This is a post that I wrote last year that I feel has some relevance today.  I would love to hear your thoughts on this one! __________________________________________ Over the past months I have been doing some reflection on how Christians have understood the value of the planet and the rest of creation. As I have [Read More…]

Why Theology Matters!

Hey reader friends!  I want to point you to an article I wrote for Joey Aszterbaum, who is the writer of the “Charismanglican” blog and a regular at Groans From Within.  It can be found here: “Why Theology Matters.”  Love to here your thoughts on this short article…  Also, I recommend adding Joey’s blog to [Read More…]