Are You Mocked Because of Jesus or Because You’re a Jerk?

When I was in college I bought a shirt that said, “Jesus is Not For Everyone, He’s Just for Those who Want to Go to Heaven.” Yes, I actually paid money for a shirt that said that.  I purchased it at Creation Festival, a weekend dedicated to getting thousands of youth fired up about God. […]

Persecuted Christians and Other Things That Sadden Me (Recent Reads)

A Few Things I’ve Read Recently… Pray for our Christians brothers and sisters in Iraq, and the Middle East: Irag’s Imperiled Christians. Over the years I’ve learned a lot about human trafficking and I volunteer with a local group that is working against it here in my hometown.  On that note, I truly appreciate what Jamie, […]

When Atheists sound like Prophets…and Jesus?

I just finished a book called Suspicion and Faith: The Religious Uses of Modern Atheism by Merold Westphal. The author argues that rather than simply seeking to refute the atheistic criticisms of religion of Freud, Marx and Nietzsche, Christians should realize that much of what they say may ring true. If we know our scripture, […]

Summer in Thessalonica – Holiness, Relevance and Legalism

3:12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. 13 May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones. […]