Category: Current Events

Martin Luther King Jr., Black Lives Matter, & The Church

One of my worst moments in seminary happened when I missed two weeks of Church History class. Why? Because the day I got back to class, I had no idea what we were talking about! My timeline of a historical narrative was fragmented, and without taking that into... Read More »

Fake news, false ideas, and the knowledge of God

The latest buzz word since the 2016 election is “fake news.” Just what is fake news? Well, like a lot of words in pop culture, there’s no precise definition. Here’s what we know. Fake news is, according to most, a bad thing. Sometimes it is even used t... Read More »

Racism, Violence, and the Gospel

On July 7, we were once again confronted with the problem of violence and the state of race relations in our country as Micah Xavier Johnson shot and killed five Dallas police officers and wounded many more. The deadly attack followed the police shootings of t... Read More »

Do Black Lives Matter?

President Obama and a host of other leaders seem unable to resolve the racial tensions in our country. And neither they nor anyone else will ever succeed unless there is a return to acknowledging the words found in Genesis: “And Adam called his wife’s name... Read More »

No Independence Day for the Unborn

This weekend I plan to attend a patriotic concert with fireworks, food and friends. It has become an annual tradition for my wife and me that we would not miss for anything. We will sing along to the national anthem and probably tear up as they honor military ... Read More »

Orlando & Our Only Hope

It seems an event gets our attention these days only if it offers something new. A dozen people could be killed in cold blood, but if it is not in some way unique or there is not some added intrigue, then it hardly gets a slice of our consciousness. Something ... Read More »

The Opportunity In Adversity

“Who needs a new roof?” was my simple question. My heart sank as I stood before the church I love and watched as virtually every hand in the room was raised. Hands continued to go up as I probed deeper—“How many have demolished cars?” and “How many... Read More »

Imagine Global Islam

Travel with me for a moment in future time to late December 2099. The gavel comes down, and the 37th state of the United States legally votes to dissolve its state constitution and supplant it with a modified version of Sharia law. Minaret towers cry out aroun... Read More »

Why “ISIS” Will Never Go Away

November 13th, 2015 … ISIS has made its voice known yet again. In fact, they have not only made their voice known, but they have captivated the attention of even the most powerful countries. What started as a small dot on America’s radar that we have ignor... Read More »

Religious Liberty in Counseling

There is no doubt religious liberty is facing many strains in modern America. The religious convictions of Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, in Lakewood, CO, were questioned when he was directed to change his store policies and require his staff to... Read More »