Confronting Homosexuality in a Culture of Identity (Part 4)

Lil Nas X Back to where we started. What if I told you that the issue with Lil Nas X was not his being gay, but with how he perceived the Church’s response to his being gay? He has somehow come away with the understanding that he should hate himself because he has a natural … Continue reading Confronting Homosexuality in a Culture of Identity (Part 4)

Confronting Homosexuality in a Culture of Identity (Part 2)

Previously, we looked at the dichotomy between what it means to declare homosexual activity a sin and how those who believe in Christian orthodoxy deal with it.  We addressed the current cultural movement’s roots and introduced the idea of identity into the argument. It was necessary to do this so that we can have a … Continue reading Confronting Homosexuality in a Culture of Identity (Part 2)

Confronting Homosexuality in a Culture of Identity (Part 1)

Lil Nas X Do you know the name?  I do not know why you would, but Lil Nas X has become a bit of a cultural icon in recent years.  He wrote a hit country/hip-hop song in 2019 called “Old Town Road” with country star Billy Ray Cyrus.  The success of the hit propelled Lil … Continue reading Confronting Homosexuality in a Culture of Identity (Part 1)

Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth

Book Review: Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth

A few months ago I reviewed Alisa Childers’s Another Gospel?, which is a fantastic response to the ever-growing problem of progressive Christianity. At the end of the article, I promised a review of Thaddeus Williams’s Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth, but I got sidetracked with some other projects, including the study guide for Tim Stratton’s … Continue reading Book Review: Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth

Rescuing Hell

“Why would a loving God condemn people to Hell?” How many times have you or someone you know asked this question?  It seems like an obvious question.  We know what love is and we know what love is not (at least that is what we tell ourselves) and condemning a group of people to eternal punishment … Continue reading Rescuing Hell

Books

5 Important Books I Read During 1 Year of COVID (That You Should Read Too)

I’ve always enjoyed reading. And when the COVID lockdowns began in March 2020, there wasn’t much else to do for a long time. I took full advantage of this, though, and over the next year, I read a lot of books over a wide range of topics. For instance, I read the entire Chronicles of … Continue reading 5 Important Books I Read During 1 Year of COVID (That You Should Read Too)

Hands

3 Unhelpful Things in the Race Conversation That Need to Stop NOW

Race and injustice are difficult topics to discuss. And while the church must talk about it, I’ve seen a lot of harmful missteps along the way. Here are three unhelpful things that people are doing in the race conversation that need to stop. Now. Warning: This might be too spicy for some people. Read with … Continue reading 3 Unhelpful Things in the Race Conversation That Need to Stop NOW

We Need to Talk

Last year I adopted a personal motto regarding apologetics: “Let’s talk about it.” Too many young people are abandoning Christianity because they think the church isn’t listening to them. No one answers the questions they have and the church doesn’t discuss things relevant to them. My answer was for the church to become a safe … Continue reading We Need to Talk

A Student’s Guide to Culture: A Review

In a culture that is increasingly post-Christian, the church needs helpful resources to use in order to better equip the next generation to engage the culture. John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle’s A Student’s Guide to Culture does just that. This book is meant to be a companion to A Practical Guide to Culture, a book … Continue reading A Student’s Guide to Culture: A Review

White-Knuckling It

As a man who loves Jesus, is in a heterosexual marriage, and still experiences some same-sex attraction that is lingering from my previous gay life, I spend a lot of time talking to Christian men about what life as a same-sex attracted (SSA) Christian man should look like. Much of the conversation centers on behavior. … Continue reading White-Knuckling It