Today felt lively. The local church showed up in great numbers and there were prominent voices in the abolitionist movement present. Joseph Spurgeon, R.C. Sproul Jr. and Rusty Thomas were among the more widely known voices pleading for the lives of the unborn among us. Solidarity is important and I think it’s something worth discussing. […]Read More Murder Mill Musings #003
Question: Why do you believe the bible? Answer: Because it’s a reliable collection of historical documents written by eye witnesses during the lifetime of other eye witnesses that reported supernatural events in fulfillment of specific prophecies. Finally, they claim that these messages are divine rather than human in nature. “Thus says the Lord”, and variations […]Read More Divinity
Recap: God has something to say about knowledge. The bible is a reliable collection of historical documents. It was written by eyewitnesses in the lifetime of other eyewitnesses. Continuing that thought, these witnesses reported supernatural events in fulfilment of specific prophecies. I emphasize specific, because that’s just what this is. These are not some vague Nostradamus type […]Read More Prophecy
Recap: In the previous entries on apologetics, I’ve shared the emphasis God puts on knowledge and the unique composition of the the bible. In this entry, I’ll share the next reason I believe what the bible says and why I think you should too. The bible was not written in a vaccuum. No one just […]Read More Eye Witness Testimony
In part one of this series of entries about why I trust the authority of scripture, I explained how important wisdom is. God doesn’t want us to be uninformed about the legitimacy of His claims, who He is or the implications all that has for our lives. This time, my goal is to show you […]Read More The Reliability of Scripture
Notice: All of the answers you’re looking for are in the bible. I, a pastor, or any well educated theologian can tell you all about what we believe, why we believe it, and what we know about history that corroborates with it, but you have to know Jesus and place your faith in Him as […]Read More Apologetics Intro – Bearers of Truth
On January 20th, 2013, my life changed drastically in an instant. In the span of maybe an hour, I went from looking for trouble at the bar to being distraught at the realization that I was at the mercy of a God I didn’t know. All that is a story for another day. For now, […]Read More Identifying a True Christian
No Dave Grohl, but I’ve got a confession to make. I’m a procrastinator. I waste a lot of time on mindless entertainment. I work hard at my job and building my relationship with my life, but I can be flat out lazy with other aspects of my life. I waste A LOT of time. Honestly, […]Read More Stewards of Spirit & Time
One of the most recognized charactersitics of God is His alignment with Love. That is His defining trait. God is Love. That’s comforting, isn’t it? God is Love. God is good. God is forgiving. God is merciful. God is generous. God restores. Yes and amen, God is all of those things and more. But, God […]Read More Wrath: People God Hates
Last year at this time (Father’s Day) I wrote the following article as I was working through my first Father’s Day more-or-less devoid of a father (he’s still alive, just read the article and you’ll figure out what I mean): Father’s Day for the Fatherless. It’s been a year now. I’m now on to my […]Read More Father’s Day for the Fatherless – Part 2
People are going to hurt you. It hurts, even more, when the hurt comes from those who you love the most. It is, unfortunately, the nature of a humanity that is deeply depraved and fallen, to hurt one another, to eat the wounded, to cause harm physically, emotionally, and mentally to those that we love […]Read More How to Respond When it Seems the One Who Hurt You is Succeeding In Life
Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. So, today I ended up coming home from work a little early to tackle our yard situation. The front yard needed to be cut…but it has only been about a week since I last cut it. And the back […]Read More Neglecting the Back Yard: Lessons Learned from Lawn Care.
So your standard for how to vote in this election is Hillary. I get it. I really do. I used to have this same exact mindset as well. You’re going to vote for Trump (lesser of 2 evils) because you feel that Hillary is the greater threat to our freedoms and future. You’re going to […]Read More Whom shall I fear?
I am a Christian. More specifically I am a Christian who tends to lean toward an optimistic view of the future rather than a nihilistic view. I believe that God is a victorious God whose gospel is ever increasing in victory around the world. And with this worldview in mind, I present to you my […]Read More Remember that time…
Some of you may or may not be aware of this, but at my church I am both a campus pastor (we are linked with another church in Crown Point Indiana) and I am also the worship leader. So I serve in a couple of capacities every week. On Sunday (3/20/16) – unbeknownst to most […]Read More Be careful how you pray – God MAY just answer your prayer.
At least, this is what “evangelical Christian” supporters of Trump might as well be saying. And in reality, this is more or less what they are saying when they tell us that we “have to” vote for the lesser of two evils because…you know…Trump isn’t AS evil as Hillary or Bernie. You’ll have to excuse […]Read More Trump isn’t AS Evil as Hillary – Vote for TRUMP!
Proverbs 14:13 | Laughter can conceal a heavy heart, but when the laughter ends, the grief remains. Have you ever witnessed someone you know is in the midst of living a wretched life, or is experiencing untold amounts of pain in their life, but whenever you see them, speak to them, or read their social […]Read More The Sin Delusion: The Art of Denying the Reality of Your Choices
14 years have come and gone and it almost feels like yesterday that it happened. On this day, September 11, 2001 – terrorists hijacked 3 planes with the intention of bringing mass destruction and horror to our nation. As a result over 3,000 lives were lost as we watched 2 planes fly directly into the […]Read More Almost seems like yesterday….