Secularism’s New Creed

Signs have begun popping up in front of houses, which seem to list several core doctrines of secularism. The signs say, “In this house, we believe black lives matter, women’s rights are human rights, no human is illegal, science is real, love is love, and kindness is everything. It reads like an apostles' creed of … Continue reading Secularism’s New Creed

The Problem with Commonplace Religion

We see it in many of the popular manifestations cultural "Christianity" It is a thin veneer without any substance. It has rejected the word of God as its authority, and it has put self on the throne. This is greatest problem with commonplace religion. For the man or woman rooted in scripture, it does not take much to see behind the façade. This type of religiosity is covered in references to self. Personal experience, feelings, self-esteem, and self-referential misuses of the words "love" and "justice", litter its linguistic canon.

Set Up Waymarks

"Set up waymarks, make guideposts--set your heart toward the highway, even the way which you went--turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these your cities." –Jeremiah 31:21 To look at the past is often a blessed encouragement for the future. If we are travelers in the way Zionward, we shall have our various … Continue reading Set Up Waymarks

10 Signs You Have Just Entered An Emergent Church

The video below goes back almost 10 years to when I used to spend a lot of time on YouTube. It is still one of the most popular videos on my channel. Though the term "Emergent Church" has been abandoned due to the bad press it received from its logical inconsistencies, the postmodern philosophies it … Continue reading 10 Signs You Have Just Entered An Emergent Church

10 Ways to Hinder Your Church

It has been said that there are no inactive members in any church. They are either actively building it up or actively hindering it. I’m not sure where this came from, but there is a lot of truth in that statement. With that in mind, here are 10 ways to work against your church. 1. … Continue reading 10 Ways to Hinder Your Church

Distressed Yet Victorious

And He took with Him Peter and James and John and began to be very distressed and troubled. - Mark 14:33 If our Lord, who was sinless, had times in which He became distressed, how should we who are sinful expect to escape them? There have been many people who have preached what is called the … Continue reading Distressed Yet Victorious

Book Review: Voices From The Past – Puritan Devotional Readings

A good devotional is like a spiritually-minded friend who turns your eyes away from the things of the world and sets them on things above whenever you spend time with them; both are extremely rare. There are too many devotionals these days that are like poorly made junk food. Not only do they lack nourishment, … Continue reading Book Review: Voices From The Past – Puritan Devotional Readings

We Are the Lepers

Then the priest shall look, and if the leprous disease has covered all his body, he shall pronounce him clean of the disease; it has all turned white, and he is clean. Lev. 13:13 This verse may seem strange to many of today’s readers, but if leprosy had only covered part of the body and not … Continue reading We Are the Lepers

The Memory Of Old Jack by Wendell Berry – Book Review

I always enjoy spending time in Port William, but this time was a bit more tragic. Wendell Berry has a way of taking what appears to be an ordinary, well-lived, life of a man in Kentucky and showing you the hidden tensions and pressures that are at work. Sometimes the seemingly trivial choices we make … Continue reading The Memory Of Old Jack by Wendell Berry – Book Review

God’s Power in Our Weakness

https://youtu.be/O9PbcJVATGM   This is a short video I recorded to remind Christians of the treasure they possess, even when they are weak, broken, and assailed by this world.