Thursday, February 11, 2016

De-Humanizing a Fetus

The discussion of life in the womb has been reinvigorated in America. Due to a recent event, the debate concerning whether or not a fetus is a human being has been brought to the forefront of issues trending in this nation. Though this focus will likely be brief, as some shiny object will come along and distract Americans from this all-too-important conversation, it’s encouraging that some individuals do care enough to talk about the issue of life, albeit briefly. 

You might be wondering what event has driven a fresh look at this topic.

Monday, January 25, 2016

You Can Know You're Saved, part one

Many Christians admittedly struggle with assurance of salvation. They have a difficult time accepting the notion that there are promises for the next life guaranteed in Christ. Hope in God is pitted against a seemingly uncertain future. Questions like, "Am I really saved?" or "Will I really go to heaven when I die?" are a real challenge for some, and fuel the fire of doubt and skepticism. 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

3 Commitments Every Christian Should Make in 2016

Don't like the idea of new year's resolutions? You're not alone. There is, however, great benefit in using the turning of the calendar as motivation to make commitments that need to be made. If you're a Christian, you might want to consider a commitment to these three concepts starting now.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

2015: A Christian music review

About the judge

This is my second year of doing an end-of-year Christian music recap. You can see my 2014 review here.

I enjoy biblical music. There's a scale I made that shows the difference between music that's entertaining and music that's edifying. You can see that here.

My favorite style of music is indie/alternative. So there's my bias.

This list could never be comprehensive, but I try my best to feature a smattering of serious songwriters, ranging from popular to lesser-known.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Day-to-Day Grind of Millennial Manhood

As a man with five years of marriage under his belt, one son and another one on the way, a pastoral role in the local church, and a management position at a technology company, I find myself thinking about a lot of things.

I think about lots of things at once, which is apparently an acquired talent. I'm getting there. My thoughts are filled with my wife, my child(ren), Payson Bible Church, theology, how to get more wisdom, lost people, saved people, family, friends, music, Cardinals baseball, and on and on it goes. I'm sure you can relate.  

Lately I've had occasion to ponder the state of men in my generation -- the Millennial generation. I've been thinking about all of the pros, cons, challenges, and everything in between. Consider this post just a section of the stream that is my thought life.