Think of this as a primer rather than an exhaustive essay. But around the world right now there is an ever growing antagonism between self proclaimed socialists and capitalists, with people on both sides appealing for support from the masses. But too often the American Christian Church is pulled into these arguments without having really considered all of the nuances at play and that is a dangerous thing… are the economics of the Kingdom of God. This is the Way of the Cross.Read more "Socialism, Capitalism & The Bible"
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As I have written of previously (cf. Can Men Be Good Without God), the questions of the origin of evil and the extent to which Man himself is evil are big questions which people have been discussing for generations. The biggest problem that Followers of the Way of the Cross have faced with trying to make sense of these questions of Sin and Depravity, is that our experiences are inconsistent and therefore often do not line up with popular Christian teaching on the matter, which tends to either oversimplify or overlook reality.Read more "Just How Messed Up Are We: Making Sense of Sin & Depravity"
Looking back on this essay from July of 2013, about the hysteria surrounding the trial of George Zimmerman regarding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, I find that considering all that with all that has happened since with Ferguson MO and NYC, this essay remains very applicable. So I decided to edit it a little and […]Read more "Silence Is Not An Option: Some Thoughts on Justice & Inequality"
In a recent appearance on Sean Hannity the Duck Dynasty patriarch said that if he was in charge of the situation with ISIS his strategy would be to convert them or to kill them. Naturally this has stirred up some controversy. However, those who embrace or reject what was said out of hand – […]Read more "Why Phil Robertson is Both Right & Wrong About ISIS"
In case you are one of the few people who is even less aware of what is happening inside the glass walls of the American Church than I am, there is a major controversy currently over comments made by the worship band and Dove award winner Gungor (Here is an excellent article from the Christian […]Read more "What The Gungor Controversy Tells Us About The American Church"