Is Jesus Your King?

If you are unsure if Jesus is THE King, go ahead and read this first.  It’s okay.  I’ll wait.  It’s fine.  Go, go, I have nothing else to do. Seriously, read it. Good.  Gosh you’re a slow reader.  Are you done yet?  Done?  Finally.  Ok, so now you are convinced that Jesus is theKing, the question is, … More Is Jesus Your King?

Christian Politics

It has felt more complicated to comment on politics lately.  You are either for separating children from their parents; or you are for all of Central America coming to the US and potentially destroying our economy.  You are either for destroying this planet with greenhouse gases, or you are for crippling the 3rd world by preventing … More Christian Politics

My 1 Corinthians 6:12 Challenge (or Joe’s 7 Deadly Sins)

UPDATED (updates at bottom) Well, I’ve settled on it.  I’m going to embark on one of the tougher challenges of my life.  I’ve hiked 100 miles in 10 days.  This will be harder.  I completed a Doctoral Program in less than 24 months with 2 jobs, a wife, and a kid.  This will be harder. … More My 1 Corinthians 6:12 Challenge (or Joe’s 7 Deadly Sins)

Growing in a Desert

Have you ever felt like God isn’t listening?  Like He was distant?  Your head tells you that He’s always there or at least right around the corner, but your heart is screaming, “Where the heck is God?”  I’m going to call this a desert – a spiritual desert. Now there are several possibilities here for why … More Growing in a Desert

The Scouts – this Eagle Scout’s Opinion on the Good, the Bad, and the Neutral of Admitting Girls into the BSA

Well, the Boy Scouts are no longer going to be Boy Scouts.  The official title I believe is now Scouts of the BSA which Definitely Doesn’t Stand for Boy Scouts of America (or something like that.) This is a little outside the normal social issues I tackle but I think there’s crossover.  First, Boy Scouts does … More The Scouts – this Eagle Scout’s Opinion on the Good, the Bad, and the Neutral of Admitting Girls into the BSA

Churches Should Stop Charging Money for Easter Egg Hunts and Other Outreach Events

I’m not here to throw shade (as the kids used to say in 2017, but now they act like no one has said that since the 1940’s), but I am going to share my thoughts. I don’t like when churches charge money for outreach events like Easter Egg hunts and I don’t even like when … More Churches Should Stop Charging Money for Easter Egg Hunts and Other Outreach Events