How Then Should We Live: Models of Christian Engagement of Culture

How should a Christian live his or her life in this world? We rightly assume that our Christian faith is not merely abstract belief. Our faith means something. It has consequences. It weighs upon and informs our decisions, our relationships, and our values. Or at least it should. After we have found the answer to … Continue reading How Then Should We Live: Models of Christian Engagement of Culture

Three Toxic Ideas on Race

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.Colossians 2:8 (NIV) This weekend we were saddened (but sadly not surprised) by news of yet another mass shooting.* An 18 year old man walked … Continue reading Three Toxic Ideas on Race

The Consequences of Magical Thinking

Arthur C. Clarke was a science-fiction author. His most famous work was the screenplay for the Kubrick film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. He once pointed out that "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." What did he mean by this? Well, our experience with technology is based almost entirely on power and not knowledge. … Continue reading The Consequences of Magical Thinking

The Joe Rogan Experience

This morning I finished listening to what is undoubtedly one of the most listened to podcast episodes in the history of podcasting. You can listen to it here. In fact, I would encourage you to listen to it not because I'm convinced that everything said is absolutely true, but because being exposed to ideas that … Continue reading The Joe Rogan Experience

Dirty Mark

I never much liked Mark Driscoll. I don't say that because it is now fashionable to not like Mark Driscoll. I say that only to admit my biases here at the beginning of this post. I suppose in some ways I should have liked Mark Driscoll. I'm a white evangelical male who was entering leadership … Continue reading Dirty Mark

Is the COVID Vaccine the Mark of the Beast?

Full disclosure. I've received the COVID vaccine. I enthusiastically encourage others to get the vaccine as well. I believe that it is safe and effective. It is a great way to avoid severe COVID or death. I wrote a defense of the vaccine several months ago, and I still stand by these words today. I … Continue reading Is the COVID Vaccine the Mark of the Beast?

Propaganda

I couldn't believe what I was seeing. A show designed specifically for the education of preschoolers had created a "Pride Parade Sing-a-Long" complete with drag queens, transgendered beavers, and lesbian alligators. It was clearly an example of activist indoctrination. The hope, I'm sure, was that very young children (who typically watch these shows without their … Continue reading Propaganda

Obstacles, Not Excuses

From the time that he was very young, we've known that our son had some challenges related to social anxiety and OCD. He gave me permission to write about this, but in the interest of protecting his privacy, I'll just say that things like school and social interactions have been more challenging for him than … Continue reading Obstacles, Not Excuses

Yes to the Culture War

When I say "Culture War," what comes to mind? I think of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Several years ago I was in Cleveland. Did you know a person is legally required to visit the RRHOF if visiting Cleveland? As you walk into one of the exhibits, you are greeted by a bank … Continue reading Yes to the Culture War