Rarely do I find myself watching as much news media as I have over the past week due to the crisis in Ukraine. It is truly a horrifying situation with immense potential to exponentially increase at a global level. With the countless videos that I've watched, one recurrent theme pulls on my heart more than... Continue Reading →
The Core of the Bible and the Challenge of the Quran
When it comes to American Christians and Islam there tends to be three predominant camps that people find themselves in. One of these groups expresses itself with a kind of xenophobic nationalism which seeks to keep Muslims as far away from the American identity as possible. Another camp flows along with the progressive spirit of... Continue Reading →
Were Adam and Eve Biologically Immortal?
There are few areas within the field of faith and science studies that are more controversial, and more important, than the study of Adam and Eve. Some of the debates, and the positions argued for or against, are truly framework shifting. Major theological implications and positions flow from one's views on Adam and Eve. Most... Continue Reading →
An Arcane Christian Connection: Jinx, Silco, Love, & God
Warning: Massive Spoilers for the Netflix Series Arcane (Photo Credit: Riot Games, Netflix) In our current media saturated, entertainment driven culture, it is not always easy to find something that not only goes against the trope saturated grain of mediocrity, but that does so with dynamic visual story telling, diverse and unique characters types, rich... Continue Reading →
Should Christians “Just Preach the Gospel”?
In certain circles, the phrase “Just preach the Gospel,” functions more as a conversation stopper rather than any kind of genuine appeal. “We need to talk about racial justice.” Just preach the Gospel. “Have we considered if our message and evangelism is contextualized to our culture while remaining faithful?” Just preach the Gospel. “I’m concerned... Continue Reading →
My Top 5 Non-Fiction Books of 2021
Another year of reading down, which means that it is time for my (and every other blogger out there's) short list of top books read during this last year. Perhaps some people view these types of lists as a mere vanity show. A ‘Look at me! Look at me!’ mini competition within the blogosphere. And... Continue Reading →