• Where Are The Miracles?

    February 15, 2006

    The Bible is rife with God’s supernatural intervention in our world, but lately the miracles seem few and far between. True, there were periods in Scripture when there were no miracles; but when God was on the move, He verified his work through miracles. Moses, go tell Pharoah to let my people go, and here’s... Read More

  • God and Evil

    February 2, 2006

    I’ve been having a “heated discussion” (Andy’s words, not mine) over at a friend’s blog and while the discussion has been good, I feel as though I have overstayed my welcome. So I’m moving the discussion front and center, partly to make keeping up on the discussion easier (navigating ’round Xanga stinks) and partly to... Read More

  • The Disconnect Between Lips and Life

    January 28, 2006

    Why is it so devastating when a pastor has an affair or a priest molests a child? No doubt we are shaken to the core, but why? Well, it’s hard to see anyone fall, and people who we’ve elevated as heroes or trusted voices fall hardest for us. Also, no one likes to be misled,... Read More

  • Too Much For Our Small Hearts

    January 9, 2006

    “He was too great for his disciples. And in view of what he plainly said, is it any wonder that all who were rich and prosperous felt a horror of strange things, a swimming of their world at his teaching? Perhaps the priests and the rulers and the rich men understood him better than his... Read More

  • Belated Tidings

    December 26, 2005

    Blessings to all, friends! I was doing the right thing and avoiding the computer Christmas Day. With all of the family here and many goings on… going on, I felt much better laughing around the better social network that is the family, the one that can’t be deleted, hijaacked or spammed. As much as I... Read More

  • Merry *****mas Everyone!

    December 6, 2005

    Beth Martin turned me on this this article that aptly summarizes the colossal hypocrisy of our society in terms of holiday celebration: Neutering Santa – Newsweek Society – Businesses, governments and schools are all jittery about celebrating anything remotely Christian; even concepts like Santa (the pinnacle of Christmas secularization) and holly are becoming taboo.... Read More

  • No Tears: An Open Letter to Fred Phelps

    December 1, 2005

    Perhaps I’ve failed to heed Christ’s warning in Matthew 7:6, but after stumbling across Fred Phelps’ rants at, I felt compelled to send him a letter and plead with him for the testimony of the Christian faith. Too many people claiming the title ‘pastor’ or the following ‘Christian’ are hijacking genuine Christianity in a... Read More

  • Whom God Chooses

    October 31, 2005

    by Henry F. Lyte When God wants to drill a man, and thrill a man, and skill a man, When God wants to mold a man, To play the noblest part; When He yearns with all His heart To create so great and bold a man, That all the world shall be amazed, Watch his... Read More

  • The Athiest’s Creed

    October 25, 2005

    “We today believe in Marxfreudanddarwin. We believe everything is O.K. as long as you don’t hurt anyone to the best of your definition of hurt and to the best of your definition of knowledge. We believe in the therapy of sin. We believe that taboos are taboo. We believe that everything is getting better despite... Read More

  • CCM: It’s New! It’s Christian? It’s Music?

    September 26, 2005

    Contemporary Christian Music, much debated by Christians everywhere, by definition shouldn’t be a problem, right? Old = sacred? I don’t see that in Scripture… I always chuckled at the music rule at my almamater–a self-proclaimed bastion for fundamentalism–that stated if a soundtrack was less than nine years old, it was illegal, even if it was... Read More

  • James 1:27

    September 7, 2005

    I just recieved this in my inbox. It’s a PCC Alumni email dated September 2, 2005, two days after Hurricane Katrina demolished New Orleans: HURRICANE KATRINA Pensacola was far out on the edge of the storm and experienced only rain and minimal wind. That’s it. Under the ‘Hurrican Katrina’ header, that’s it. No relief effort.... Read More

  • The Miracle Blade

    August 20, 2005

  • Fundamentalism and the Gentleness of Wisdom

    July 23, 2005

    One of the most unfortunate character traits of today’s stereotypical fundamentalist is the propensity to fight. Now don’t get me wrong. I cling tightly to the fundamental teachings of the Christian faith–the deity of Christ, the infallibility of God’s Word, salvation by faith. But the unpleasant odor of contention has crept into the movement as... Read More

  • The Prince of Preachers

    June 11, 2005

    Take a look at the differences between the preaching of C.H. Spurgeon and the majority of the preaching of today; consider the cultural and social differences between then and now. Obviously there are differences in the way people think and the things that people relate to; these are major considerations when communicating to a group... Read More

  • Questions I Need Answered

    June 6, 2005

    Perhaps this would be better titled, “Questions I’d Like Answered”, but here goes. These have been buzzing around my head like fruit flies, and I thought it’d ask all of my good friends to share some input. I don’t want this to digress to “doubtful disputations”, but I got stumped in class on some of... Read More