Church Security Teams Revisited: Still Unbiblical Apr09

Church Security Team...

Nearly two years ago I wrote a blog post entitled, Church Security Teams? Verdict: Unbiblical, that seemed to be quite popular. Although, if I had my druthers it would have been popular because people agreed with it. But seeing as the article garnered a paltry two Facebook likes and the...

Responding to “...

“Covert Messiah” is the latest theory delving into alternatives to the New Testament understanding of the origins of Christianity. Joseph Atwill explains that Christianity was originally an elaborate hoax created by the Roman government as a means of pacifying the usually tumultuous land...

Of Adoption Tax Credits and Fiscal Cliffs Jan02

Of Adoption Tax Cred...

There has been much clamoring surrounding the fiscal cliff of late. Interest groups of every shape and color want to make sure they aren’t the ones to feel the blunt force of spending cuts or tax increases. One interest group has caught my eye amidst the commotion. This is the adoptive...

From  Jerusalem  and  the  Olympics  to  Church  and  the  Leviathan (Guest Post) Aug10

From Jerusalem and...

Does the UK (still) see itself as a Christian country? That was the question that popped into my head when I excitedly heard the alternative English national anthem “Jerusalem” sung to open the 2012 London Olympics, followed shortly by the Welsh anthem “Bread of Heaven” [1]. The hymn...

Amillennialism, Two ...

A few weeks back, my fellow blogger, John Dunne, posted an article in which he critiqued his Amillenial[1] beliefs. I too am an Amillenialist and became one around the same time as John. I think we both read the same book (A Case for Amillenialism by Kim Riddlebarger) within a few months of...

The Irrelevance of Romney’s Mormonism Feb25

The Irrelevance of R...

Shortly before graduating from Biola University in the Spring of 2008, I took a job working as a part-time pastor at a new, predominantly Korean, inner city church plant in Los Angeles. A couple months into the job, I found myself in Buffalo, New York for our denominations’ annual...

Church Security Teams? Verdict: Unbiblical Jan28

Church Security Team...

Before my title causes you to misunderstand my position, I want to say a few things. I like guns. I really do. It is part of the reason that I have a concealed weapons permit. More then that, I believe in self-defense. If someone enters my home to harm either myself or my soon to be wife, I...

Church  Mission  and  Two-Kingdoms  or  Whatever  Happened  to  Evangelism? Jan21

Church Mission and...

During April 2009, Presbyterian pastor Tullian Tchividjian released a book entitled Unfashionable. The book was met with strong acclaim from a number of prominent Christians including J.I. Packer, Don Carson, Ravi Zacharias and surprisingly, Michael Horton. Perhaps the books greatest...

Welcome to the Christightenment Jan14

Welcome to the Chris...

Note: If you are new to this series on the two-kingdoms, please take the time to read past articles. It will help you understand the issues at hand and the theological arguments in favor of the two-kingdoms approach.  The church is very busy in this modern day. Busy with activities, busy with...

How Many Kingdoms?  Uniting Two Crucial Ideas Jan07

How Many Kingdoms? ...

Good thinking necessarily requires pulling various strands of thought into something of a poetic amalgamation. Though it is doubtful that my writing could be described as poetic (I’ll leave that to other authors on this blog), I would at least like to take a stab at the amalgamation part....

How Many Kingdoms?  Contributions from the NT Dec31

How Many Kingdoms? ...

We have all heard the mantra by now. Week after week, in pulpit after pulpit, Christians are being called to renew the world that they live in. Called to “renew” or “redeem” everything from governmental structures to the very way we play sports. Leaving aside the fact that this call is...