Biblically Supporting Israel in a Complicated Political Climate

I want to tackle a topic that demands 170,000 words and yet I’ll do it in 1,700. So obviously I’m going to simplify, generalize, and summarize. This past week the UN passed a proposal that essentially inches Israel closer to accepting a 2-state solution. Right now, Palestine is a de jure sovereign state. Basically some … More Biblically Supporting Israel in a Complicated Political Climate

Festivus: My Grievances, Feats of Strength, and Miracles

I personally celebrate both Christmas and Festivus – Christmas because I love Jesus, and Festivus because I love Seinfeld. So in the spirit of this made-up, American holiday, I hope you will join me in airing your grievances, comparing your feats of strength, and pointing out any Festivus miracles that happened in your life this … More Festivus: My Grievances, Feats of Strength, and Miracles

Turf War: Missionaries Are Moving in on Our Territory

Did you know this? That more missionaries come to the United States than any other country in the world??? On average, 32,000 missionaries come to the United States from other countries per year. Did you have any idea? Second place, has 20,000 missionaries going to them. We’re close to doubling-up the second place country. What’s … More Turf War: Missionaries Are Moving in on Our Territory

Christianity vs American Christianity vs #Merica

Entertainment weekly used to put out this list of In, 5-min Ago, and Out. For instance: Hillsong… Chris Tomlin… Carmen or ESV… NIV… KJV. That’s where I got this idea. To me, there is a growing gap between Christianity and what I guess I’ll label as American Christianity. Then there’s this 3rd category of “#Merica” … More Christianity vs American Christianity vs #Merica

Can Churches be “Too White” or “Too Black”?

The technical term for this is a homogenous church – a local assembly of predominately one race. Is this wrong in itself? Of course not. Could there be something wrong if this is the case? Definitely. So what problems could there be if a church is all one race whether that be white, black, Hispanic, … More Can Churches be “Too White” or “Too Black”?