Identity in Christ

The are many labels that we give ourselves (or are given to us) for various reasons, either to stand apart or to be identified within a specific group. Sometimes these labels are helpful and useful, but in some cases it becomes the very thing that causes conflict or drives wedges between people. Many have taken…

Complements

Men and women are different, I understand that this is a shocking statement to make in western culture today. We are heterogeneous not homogeneous, designed for distinct or differing purposes and roles. This is not only evident both in a general revelation of our physical and emotional variations but also in the special revelation given…

Created Roles

Hot debates recently over the roles of men and women, and whether or not a woman should preach. There are many difficult conversations surrounding this topic but I wanted to consider why we believe that women ought not to teach/lead a church. Let's start with head coverings first. In 1 Corinthians 11:7, Paul says men shouldn't…

Fed up

We've witnessed some watershed moments recently, at least online, that have catapulted the social justice movement relatively into irreconcilable divides. If you're not paying attention to social media lately, especially Twitter, you're probably not seeing what has transpired. Recently, many of those who openly profess anti-white sentiments and are in favor of the SJW movement, have put all their cards on…

Let’s be real

I was born and raised in the Midwest among several small farm towns west of Toledo Ohio. My family, though only three generations ago had a portion of the farm-able land they worked hard to purchase since coming to the New World, had very little wealth to speak of. My father worked general labor for…

Marxism

Recently I saw some discussions where some individuals, those who would lean in favor of the Social Justice camp, were trying to distance themselves from anything relating to Marxism. Unfortunately, unless they build the movement on some new narratives, it is unlikely that they'll be able to rid themselves of the ideas and concepts of…

Giving up SJ for Lent

We've arrived at the time of year where most Protestants dunk on the Roman Catholics for their celebration of the Lenten season. Lent is a yearly event where Christians are mandated to make up for all the bad they did (especially on Fat Tuesday) by praying more, fasting, giving up idols, etc. In other words, things a Christian should be…

Forgiveness

Recently on Twitter I encountered the rare occasion where I had my feelings hurt. It certainly wasn't the first time and it probably won't be the last, but this one stuck with me. It wasn't necessarily because it was a fellow Christian, or someone I didn't know well. It wasn't completely because of who and how…

Selfish Hatred

This morning I felt like I needed to write. I haven't written in some time and there are a few things that I've been thinking a lot about lately. I need to get better at writing more consistently, but I have a hard time determining what to write about. I wasn't exactly sure which topics I wanted to…

The Sermon on the Mount

"Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and…