Sometime early in the first century, a Jew named Theudas had a message. With this message, he managed to gather around 400 followers. Declaring himself a prophet, he led his people to the river Jordan and promised them he would part it with a word, and that they would walk across on dry ground. On … Continue reading Cancelled?
It is very hot in our part of the country right now, which means many officials are calling for safety measures. For instance, a local emergency services bureau is telling people not to go outside; even expressly in the morning. Never mind that the mornings are the coolest part of the day and exactly when … Continue reading Power Problems
It’s hard to find things to be cheerful about nowadays, or at least it might seem that way. Of course, if you are looking hard enough and in the right places, there is much to be grateful for at every turn. In 2020, when I was able to find bread and chicken on store shelves … Continue reading Is Anyone Cheerful?
What would our world look like if everyone worshipped God the way they thought was best? Unfortunately, we know all too well. The book of Judges starts with God fighting for Israel and finishes with the line “In those days, there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” … Continue reading We Are Worshippers
The United States' founders operated under the principle that we are inherently free, as intended by God, to determine our own course of action. And it is certainly true that God has from the beginning of time always allowed a person agency, for their good or ill. That is to say, we are free to … Continue reading Bound To Be Free
What does it really mean to be "non-denominational"? It is good news that many churches are adopting a non-denominational interpretation of Scripture, just like many are coming around to the idea that baptism is the moment in which we are saved by the grace of God (1 Pet. 3:21). Historically, few professed Christians taught these … Continue reading “Adenominational”
In the 20 years after WWI, Germany began recruiting zealous, young men into large, militarized “police battalions” hundreds of thousands strong. This was to circumvent the global imposition against a militarized Deutschland. When WWII broke out, almost all of these “police officers” were transferred to the regular army or SS units as planned. But as … Continue reading Evil Isn’t Crazy