All Men are Jerks; Love Them

Thu, Aug 6, 2015

All men are jerks is simply my way of using the vernacular of our day to describe the common manifestation of the character of fallen man

“The wrath of God is justified!”

Tue, Aug 4, 2015

I was concerned that we don’t justify entertainment by calling it worship.  It appears we have done just that.

How should the Church respond to the Supreme Court ruling on Marriage?

Sun, Jun 28, 2015

The US Supreme Court, as it has in the past, imposed its will on the states and changed the state definition of marriage. How should the church react?

Are TOR holes intentional?

Tue, Jan 13, 2015

There is a common refrain that he web can never be secure.  We must separate fundamental concepts from flawed implementations.  We also need to take a serious look at TOR, and without emotional bias, consider if a serious flaw was designed in.

Advice to my sons about the military

Thu, Dec 4, 2014

This is a personal letter to my sons. Perhaps it is to all our sons. I served in the U.S. Air Force. Should they?

Christian Voting on Issues

Sun, Nov 2, 2014

When a Christian votes on issues, laws to regulate activity or impose a burden for some perceived good, he should first reflect on if Christ has called him to impose this on others outside of the faith.  The vote is a decision to imposition on others a limitation on certain activity, such as recreational drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and gambling, or be burdened by taxes or fees for projects and services such as highways, stadiums, welfare, and war.

Christian Voting for People

Mon, Oct 27, 2014

When a Christian votes, the common sentiment is to vote for others who also claim to be Christian or who proclaim a stand on one or more issues that are perceived to be consistent with Christianity.  However, the Scripture does have numerous requirements for those who would ascend to political leadership.  Some of the clearest is Deuteronomy 17 which sets out the qualifications for a king.

The Rich Man – Heaven or Hell?

Sun, Apr 20, 2014

The story of the rich man and his question to Jesus of “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” is often described as one where the result is the man kept his possessions and ended in hell.  This will be a review of the text and an argument for the opposite conclusion.

Good, Better, Baddest?

Sun, Aug 18, 2013

In the 1970s if you said something was “bad” it meant “not good in any manner or degree; defective; deficient; poor; evil; sinful; vulgar; rotten; detrimental; defective; having no validity”. By the 1990s, especially if you added a colorful reference to the keister, it meant very good. Of course to be the best you must be the “baddest”. While in 2013 most dictionaries consider the use of “bad” to mean “good” as slang, it has become accepted enough in the language that it is in the dictionary as such.

Surveillance, Sousveillance, and the Church

Mon, Aug 5, 2013

This month, August 2013, is the scheduled go live date for the NSA’s massive Utah Data Center with its purported capacity to permanently store the conversations, actions and locations of every man, woman and child in the United States for their entire lives.  George Orwell wasn’t thinking big enough.  With this backdrop we are seeing a growing number of people armed with cameras recording events that on occasion show members of the government in an unfavorable light.  These profound changes in technology will impact our culture and the church.  Will the church be led by the culture or will the church apply scripture to impact the culture?

Nazi America and the Lethargic Church

Tue, Jun 18, 2013

There is an underpinning euphoria in the American church that unlike those that have gone before us we are somehow comfortable and secure amidst the turmoil around us.  Solomon’s words in Ecclesiastes 1:9 are as applicable today as when he wrote them “there is nothing new under the sun”.  While the people and names change the same euphoria has been felt by others throughout history.  The difference between the people and deeds of yesterday’s Nazi Germany and today’s Nazi America are just names and technology.

Snowden’s deeds should shame the passive Christian

Mon, Jun 10, 2013

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden gave an interview from Hong Kong on June 6, 2013.  While pundits of all persuasions will be commenting ad nauseam, the Christian community should take note of the underlying issues and wrestle with their own willingness to “obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29).

Computers are listening to your telephone calls

Sat, Jun 8, 2013

It is not reassuring when the president says “nobody is listening to your telephone calls” because he is not answering the deeper question.

Is Manning the next McCorvey?

Sun, Dec 9, 2012

High profile Christ denying promiscuous homosexuals are typically not the first people the orthodox Christian community befriends.  However history shows that demonstrating grace toward such a person while condemning the deeds may yield a shining light out of the mire.  As there is nothing new under the sun, Lord willing, we will see this repeat.

The abuse of 2 Chronicles 7:14

Mon, Jul 23, 2012

We often pray 2 Chronicles 7:14 when times are tough.  Are we listening to what we are saying when we pray?  We examine what is often done versus what the Lord actually said.

I saw something, I’m saying something

Mon, Apr 25, 2011

The book of Ezekiel chapter 33 talks about the watchman giving warning when the sword comes upon the land.

The Truth versus My Position

Sat, Oct 24, 2009

Acceptable Theft

Thu, Sep 10, 2009

WND seeks to track visits to websites

Sun, Aug 16, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

Mon, May 25, 2009

An Open Letter on America’s 200 Million Hidden Abortions

Mon, Jan 19, 1998

We lament the fact that we are approaching 40 million abortions since Roe v. Wade.  However, we need to be informed that this figure is for surgical abortions only.  If we add the number of human lives that are aborted by chemical or mechanical means, typically at the earliest days of life, the number explodes to approximately 250 million.  That is about one dead baby for every man, woman, and child alive in the United States today.