Inspired by John Piper's poem "The Calvinist" - this was written for my wonderful wife Laura, who, although often crushed under the weight of mothering, has been sanctified into the fierce and strong woman of the faith she is.
"There’s more than ample evidence that this narrative, this combat-PTSD-suicide chain, is mistaken. What’s more, if we assume suicide is mostly related to combat and PTSD, we may fail to help those most in need."
"As Christians, we are confessing Trinitarians. This means we profess that the Bible teaches there are three distinct persons in one God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. But practically speaking, many of us are probably more bi-nitarian than we care to admit."
Have I been called to ministry? Such a weighty question deserves a considerate and thoughtful answer. This isn’t the kind of thing you would want to answer on a whim, make in haste, or without seeking the wisdom of others.
"In this video I walk through the biblical foundations, duty and elements of family worship. You will see my family do their evening worship time after supper (warts and all!) that we hope provides a template, encouragement and training to spur parents on to take up this mandate."
"The United States possess 3% of the world’s population and 20% of the world’s prisoners. There are more people in prison in the U.S. per 100,000 people than under authoritative regimes like China and Russia."
"I receive reports of thousands of these humans who now think they are free because they are, as they call it, “accountable” to someone. This is no matter for us because we still have their devotion. "
"The answer, among a longer list the moon-hoaxers would cite, is that the moon-landing was filmed in a bunker. Thus, the inconsistent shadows are but a small part of a body of damning evidence that we never landed on the moon."
"In a fascinating inconsistency, the average person who possesses this view of the bible does not hold this view in regard to the exploding comic canon which they tend to more passionately discuss and engage with, indeed, as if it were inspired."
"Any reasonable person knows that disarming a law obeying populace will only leave the criminals armed. That argument does not need to be repeated again here. Any person who is set on trading his life for another can accomplish it with or without guns."
"I want to stand with thousands of others and imagine a nation where abortion is as foreign a concept as chattel slavery. A scar in the history of our nation, no doubt, but one we will one day be healing from and no longer afflicted by."
"Having sensed that language needs to change, other evangelicals have offered a variety of excellent alternatives in the life arena, including “comprehensibly pro-life,” “pro-abundant-life,” “holistically pro-life” and “consistently pro-life.”
"Wilberforce and some of his allies in Parliament focused their efforts not on ending slavery per se, but on ending the slave trade. They received hundreds of parliamentary petitions against the slave trade in 1788 and the years following."
"Paul actually gives some of the most powerful theology condemning the first century's system of slavery. Even if there first appears to be no hope or prayer that Philemon is a book that would bring a wicked system like slavery to its knees, it is. How, you ask?"