Category: Miscellaneous

What Kind of God? »

[original article published in Fort Bend Herald, Sunday, February 24, 2013] An age old question has found new life in recent debate concerning the seeming incongruity of an all-loving, all-powerful God being willing to bring the harshest of judgments upon his creation.  To be exact, the debate is generally kick started by some rendition of [...]

Quick to Listen – Slow to Tweet »

Relationships once developed slowly via personal encounter.  Every chance meeting and handshake provided another casual conversation that gradually vetted the acceptable parameters of agreement on issues important to the two parties of a budding friendship.  To the degree that two people found familiarity and commonality a friendship developed.  Contrarily, when dissonance in virtue and ideology [...]

Right Questions Wrongly Answered »

(Editorial Note:  This article was written prior to Sunday’s shooting in Wisconsin.  Originally published in the Fort Bend Herald, July 29, 2012.  Minor edits have been inserted for this venue and date) While the escalation of mass homicide in recent years is truly disturbing, perhaps equally ominous is our nation’s continued denial concerning the origination [...]

Fighting ‘Bigotry’ with Bigotry »

The American system of public discourse and representative government is not hard to grasp.  We are “the melting pot” where people from every race, creed and background are welcomed to bring their best to the table.  Governing that table are representatives duly elected to uphold the will of the collective population from within the framework [...]

Yom Kippur: A Reason for Christians to Celebrate »

Yes, you read the title correctly.  To many, Yom Kippur is merely a foreign word that appears on our Outlook calendar each year.  It seems that most believers do not even know what it is, where it came from or most certainly what it represents.  Yom Kippur is a good reminder of just how much [...]

Why I Dropped my NIV for an ESV »

On my 16th birthday I received, by request, a new Thompson Chain Reference NIV Bible.  As a 16 year old, I had no insights- nor did I consider the need of them- concerning the integrity of the NIV translation.  I simply knew that my new NIV Bible was easier to understand than the KJV I [...]

Deeds not Creeds: The Anti-Doctrine Doctrine »

A new variety of church-growth movement is squarely upon us.  It decisively attempts to illegitimize any attempt at “doctrinal wall-building” for fear of excluding those frankly, who are unwilling to believe.  This sentiment has found itself at home in an increasing number of churches in recent years; being a boon to church growth (numerically) by [...]

The Gospel Truth: Pt. 8 – Grace »

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series The Gospel Truth (Vlog)

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series The Gospel Truth (Vlog)(This is a continuation of The Gospel Truth video blog series.  This post assumes the prerequisite watching of earlier videos in the series.  Click the link above to watch the entire series up to this week’s installment.) Ingrained into the psyche of [...]

The Truth about RFID Implantation in the New Healthcare Bill »

One of the hardest things about being a premillennialist is being inevitably associated with other premillennialists.   Among the many qualified, biblically sound and sane Biblicists out there also exist a panicky, superstitious and downright dishonest fringe (ok… it may be a pretty wide “fringe”) which will stop at nothing to “prove” their postulates; even if [...]

If You Love Jesus… Forward Another Brainless Email »

You’d think I would be desensitized by now.  But, truth be told, I get more irritated each time it happens.  Before their morning coffee has opened passages to their hypothalamus, someone forwards me an utterly asinine email from their Aunt Myrtle which aptly demonstrates the theological aspirations of Joe Q. Christian.  I’m sure it seemed [...]