July 14, 2020

Despite constant calls within the broader Evangelical church towards needing “safe” men, I believe the opposite is actually true. We don’t need more safe men. What the church needs are strong men with backbone and conviction. The church needs men who are unabashedly masculine and have no problems defining what that actually looks like, both in theory and in practice. Safe men are men who inevitably do unsafe and unsound things; men of virtue—true men of virtue—are not safe, but… Read more

July 9, 2020

Not too long ago I remember having a discussion with two dear friends about the events we were witnessing happen in our country. The specific details were not so important—what was important is that the discussion revolved around the notion that we all believed the time was at hand for us to teach our children how to suffer for the sake of the gospel. Out of this conversation was birthed a wonderful blog post calling for reflection on the truth… Read more

July 1, 2020

One of the more problematic ideas with the social justice trend in evangelical circles is the idea of corporate, generational guilt and repentance. Barring a discussion on hermeneutics, which is vital to how we frame issues of social justice, there are a number of passages suggesting we are liable to repent on an individual basis (Deut. 24:16; 2 Ki. 14:6; Jer. 31:30; Ez. 18:20). In each of these examples, the charge of sin is given to individuals rather than families,… Read more

June 22, 2020

As I write this, I wonder if there are topics that are more controversial today than that of the so-called “race-debate.” Here I do not speak merely of the broader cultural movement, but even within the church itself. In my estimation, this will end similarly to how many of the debates within Evangelicalism have over the years, where the existing lines will invariably lead to fractures and splits along those lines. However, what I am curious to see is if… Read more

June 15, 2020

The Supreme Court ruled against LGBT discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. While many see this as an absolute win in terms of equitable treatment before the law, in reality, this serves to have long-lasting consequences, especially as it relates to religious liberty. By this, I don’t intend to highlight only the practical travesty this is. That much should be clear enough to any who understand that it is now within the Federal government’s reach to… Read more

June 11, 2020

Unbeknownst to them, my wife wanted to surprise our kids with small toys the other day—just because. There was no special occasion, nor was it a reward for good behavior. Rather, it was just a simple kindness for children who already have enough. Mom just wanted to give them a gift because she’s a good mom, and she loves them. Yet my children will never see what could have been because of disobedience that day. Granted, this is a rather… Read more

June 9, 2020

Let me begin by setting my cards on the table: I am a libertarian-leaning, conservative, reformed Christian. I believe that the abuse of government power is a massive issue not only now but in every age. I also believe that the violent rioting and looting is despicable behavior and likely to result in the one thing neither I nor the true protesters want – a more militarized police force and the expansion of the police state. Though I have opinions… Read more

June 1, 2020

In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, the nation has been in a veritable uproar. At large, protests have turned to riotous looting and destruction in virtually every major U.S. city. Yet things have not been contained to the major cities across the states. Even my own hometown of 100,000 people received a taste of the action, which as a whole, can only be described as asinine. I am tempted to call it childish, but I expect more… Read more

May 28, 2020

There are obvious citations that anyone can pull up that show the benefits of video games in an individual’s fine motor skills, their ability to think more critically, and make better decisions. Likewise, some have learned history through games such as Assassin’s Creed, and others still, despite the common claim to the contrary, managed to form strong bonds through the gaming community. There are numerous other examples that people can bring to the forefront in the discussion on the values… Read more

May 27, 2020

Parents, we have an awesome responsibility to raise our families in godliness. The power of training has its primary place in the home. If you feel that you have been lacking in the area of family worship, now is the time to put your hand to the plow and not look back. Read more

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