“Politics is downstream from culture.” It is a pithy saying attributed to the late Andrew Breitbart. If this is true, one has to wonder what influences culture so that it eventually influences politics. Continue reading
As Paul writes to Timothy, he mentions that the Holy Spirit revealed to him that during the latter times many would suffer from a conscience that is seared with a hot iron. (1 Timothy 4:1-4) Three critical questions arise:
1) What is a seared conscience?
2) How is the conscience seared?
3) What are the effects of a seared conscience? Continue reading
Description: Masculinity, more specifically, Christian masculinity, is under siege. Not only have militant feminists normalized the devaluing and hatred of males, militant homosexuals are joining the fray. As an example and throughout this episode, I read from and comment on an article written by what appears to be a homosexual who denounces those who are preaching the Biblical masculine ethic by giving the impression that the Bible endorses male effeminacy.
Lately, an increasing number of young individuals have approached me seeking Biblical advice, particularly pertaining to personal matters. I find this reassuring, not because they are seeking me out, but because of what they are implicitly communicating through the questions they ask. On the surface, these questions would seem to indicate a lack of spiritual maturity. This is attributable to the substance of the inquiries which reveal the struggles and innermost turmoil these believers are attempting to overcome. However, I take a different view. Continue reading
Tell me if you’ve heard these phrases uttered before:
“I love Jesus, but I detest religion.”
“I’m spiritual, but I’m not religious.”
“I love Jesus, but I can’t stand Christians because they are such hypocrites.”
The first and the third ideas are usually repeated by those that assist megachurches and are trend-following Christians. The second and third utterances are customarily stated by sinners of all stripes in one form or another. Do you desire to know what characterizes everyone who has repeated any of the three? They are all unbearably self-righteous. Continue reading
Has the reader ever attempted to present the Gospel, only to be met with the following rhetorical question?
“But, I consider myself to be a good person. Why wouldn’t God let me into heaven?” Continue reading