Patriotism, Politics, and the Christian – One Man’s Journey to Finding Peace in the Political Process and Profound Gratitude for His God and His Country

Last year, my family and I were blessed to be able to visit my nation’s capital. I have to specify that second “my” – the fact that my wife is an Australian citizen is actually what brought us to Washington D.C. She needed to renew her passport, which unfortunately requires an in-person visit to the … More Patriotism, Politics, and the Christian – One Man’s Journey to Finding Peace in the Political Process and Profound Gratitude for His God and His Country

Exegeting Easter’s Origins: Neither Biblical nor Pagan (but Important to Consider)

Normally around this time of year, if someone who is not a member of the church of Christ finds out I’m a minister, they’ll say something about Easter. More than once someone has said, “This must be a busy time of year for you.” This gives me the opportunity to point out that, “Actually, we … More Exegeting Easter’s Origins: Neither Biblical nor Pagan (but Important to Consider)

The Church Has Left the Building: Is COVID-19 a Blessing in Disguise?

  Some have taken the opportunity presented by the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 to say things like, “Good! We can finally get the church out of these buildings!” While I believe that it is important to look for positives in difficult situations, I feel the need to point out that this is actually *not* something to … More The Church Has Left the Building: Is COVID-19 a Blessing in Disguise?

When Exegesis Emigrated; or, When Eisegesis Immigrated; or, When a Preacher’s Perspective on Politics Prevailed Over Reason

Don’t let politics, peer pressure, or personal biases lead you to try to put in the Bible what simply doesn’t belong.   … More When Exegesis Emigrated; or, When Eisegesis Immigrated; or, When a Preacher’s Perspective on Politics Prevailed Over Reason