August 27, 2018

A few weeks ago, Les Lanphere, creator of the film Calvinist, announced a kickstarter and plans to produce a new film called Spirit & Truth: A Film About Worship. The aim of this project is very timely. I was fortunate enough to catch up with Les and talk a little about the film, and its underlying driving force: The Regulative Principle of Worship Read more

August 22, 2018

Steven Furtick has long been a bane to the Evangelical church on the basis of his own self-admission: he’s unqualified for the pastorate. He literally wrote the book on it in response to MacArthur’s one word answer when asked what his thoughts were on Furtick. Yet, rather than reassess whether or not he would be qualified per Scripture’s own stance, Steven Furtick doubled down in his pride with a publishing deal. While he may be unqualified in numerous areas, the… Read more

August 20, 2018

There is no inconsistency between being pro-life and in support of the principle of the death penalty. In fact, the same basic reality undergirds the Christian’s support of both. We will see this by walking through the Christian arguments against abortion and for the death penalty in five points. Read more

August 2, 2018

UPDATE: I was just pointed to Daniel Darling’s Twitter page, which posted the following from the ERLC: We made a mistake on our @ERLC website yesterday. I’d like to explain how it happened and apologize: https://t.co/bQoLAyKaOg pic.twitter.com/bWGG00ntpV — Daniel Darling (@dandarling) August 2, 2018   I am glad to see it was a mistake, and for the explanation given to clarify how it happened. I have left the original post up, namely, because it is still pertinent to addressing the… Read more

July 24, 2018

Recently, I was given the opportunity to ask A.K. Alexander of Accelerate Books a few questions. I first heard of Accelerate Books after some friends were talking about it on Facebook; I was immediately interested. As a husband, father, full-time employee, and blogger I find it hard to find time to read all the books on my reading list. Not to mention, it is challenging to retain all that I read in a useful, practical way. Interest piqued, I signed up.  A week or so later, I reached out to AB for this interview. Read more

July 23, 2018

A silly, little article has swept the internet by storm. I call it silly not necessarily due to its content – to be honest, there isn’t a ton within the article that I take exception with. Tattoos, college education, and a wife in the workplace, are a matter of preference and freedom, but matters of sexual purity, demeanor, and money management all find commands rooted within the Scriptures. These things shouldn’t be controversial in the least: every Christian is under… Read more

July 17, 2018

Ill-equipped and unprepared to spiritually shepherd a flock, many pastors are surprised to find the job unfulfilling and difficult. Seminary may have prepared them to write an exegetical sermon, but it didn’t prepare them to love their neighbor, put to death sinful, sexual desires, handle harsh criticism, or circumcise their heart. Read more

July 3, 2018

Trinity Church of Portland, OR just released word yesterday that senior pastor, Art Azurdia, has been removed from his role due to sexual misconduct. Like many of the other recent revelations of nefarious pastoral affairs – Art’s stings a bit. They all sting a bit. I’m just tired. I’m tired of seeing pastor after pastor fall due to sexual misconduct, and Art Azudia is no exception to that. I am weary of seeing those charged with upholding simple qualifications inevitably… Read more

June 20, 2018

Earlier this week, American actor Chris Pratt received a “Generation” accolade at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Award Ceremony. During his acceptance speech, he offered viewers 9 life lessons, or rules to live by. These 9 rules were a mixture of humor, character development advice, and simple expressions of his Christian faith. All of which were met with cheering and applause from, what I assume to be, a usually hostile crowd towards Christianity. This response was anomalous, but not… Read more

June 12, 2018

Pornography is single-handedly one of the worst epidemics facing the Evangelical church today. There are a myriad of other factors which appear to be eroding the Western church from the inside-out, yet Evangelicals scarcely address the root of the problem of pornography within the church. On the whole, human sexuality is undergoing an existential crisis. Yet the church is placed squarely in the midst of this crisis, often not even addressing its own underlying issues until far too late. Leader… Read more

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