Answering the Daily Beast “Devil” Article

Based on the article from Matthew Paul Turner on thedailybeast.com: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/16/why-american-christians-love-satan.html Matthew, interesting article, I agree that many Christians attempt to associate the actions of individuals as connecting with Satan’s camp. And therein lies the problem. The focus of the church aligns the actions of the individual with the devil – but not the outcomes.…

Postmodernism, Wisdom & Rebuke

Despite our “righteous” desires for a Christian nation, most people today recognize we live in a postmodern society. Postmodernity has found its way into our architecture, our entertainment, our technologies and certainly our philosophies and religious systems. In a philosophical nutshell, postmodernism is the belief that there is no one universal belief: that your truth…

Connecting with a Culture in Crisis

In my pre-teen years, I often handed over my pittance of a weekly allowance to the cashier at the local hobby supply store. Completing enough chores that week meant I could make it out of the store with a model plane kit and few small bottles of Testors Paint before the money ran out. The…

Understanding Sin’s “Wage”

“For the wages of sin….” (Rom. 6:23, NIV) Romans 6:23 is another verse commonly used in church evangelism. But to really grasp its full objectivity, we need to expand this scripture to its logical conclusion, adding the words that are not evident but assumed. From an employee/employer context, this passage isn’t simply referring to the…