It’s something almost every evangelical who takes their faith seriously wrestles with. When we're in a social setting, particularly one in which we're surrounded by nonbelievers, what’s an allowable amount of flexibility for humor to form healthy relationships and what crosses the line of fidelity to Christ before all others? At what point should a … Continue reading To Laugh or Not to Laugh? C.S. Lewis’ Social Wisdom
Here is another recent church bulletin entry that I wrote, it was written prior the Corona spread, but certainly is highly relevant to our overall situation: “You are the salt of the earth.” (Matt. 5:13) Recently, I watched the Christian documentary Burma Free Rangers that tells the story of a missionary family that serves those … Continue reading Be the Salt of Your Square
As a church layman I’ve spent the last couple of years intellectually engaging with my faith through Christian scholarship, some of which I’ve found fantastic and some of which I can barely label Christian. Why the hesitation to accept the Christian identity of some scholars? To be a Christian scholar, should imply that one indeed … Continue reading On Christian Scholarship: Do Not Assume the Sheep Will Follow
If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve heard it. You assert that you believe that the Bible teaches a certain doctrine, typically while taking a stance for the historically orthodox position, and the person you are speaking with gives you a scornful look and says, “Well, that’s just your … Continue reading “That’s Just Your Interpretation” On Trial
They sat outside the coffee shop together in a moment of silence, bright street lights lined their outdoor seating area, this was their spot, this is where he’d made that decision three years ago, this is where he was now questioning it. There was a good looking couple nearby, talking sweet things to each other, … Continue reading A Short Story: Can you say it?