My Citizenship

(This blog was originally posted as a Facebook note on Nov 8, 2012.) Because I was born in this country, the United States considers me its citizen. However, I have a greater, and far more important citizenship.  My citizenship is in the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God recognizes no natural or man-made boundaries.  […]

Are Tattoos and Body Piercings Sinful?

This question comes up frequently.  I think this is because of the rise in popularity of tattoos and body piercings.  When I was a small boy, it seemed only gangsters and servicemen had tattoos.  Today, grandmothers, choir members, and even preachers are getting them.  Many, who would never have considered getting “inked,” are changing their […]

Why Are You You and Not Someone Else?

I’ve had this thought many times.  Most recently, it occurred to me as I was in the check-out line at The Dollar Store.  The clerk was a slightly overweight, 20-ish female with multiple body piercings and purple highlighted hair.  As we briefly chatted, those oft-repeated questions bubbled to the surface of my mind again. Why […]

Stop Claiming Jesus Is Returning Soon

If you look closely you’ll notice that the Church has a black eye. She’s had it for a long time. And, just when it seems like it’s going to heal, along comes another blow that brightens the bruise. The bruise that threatens to mar the reputation of the Church is the often-cited claim that Jesus […]

Is Masturbation a Sin?

This question was recently posed, and because it is a sensitive subject I thought this blog might be a good place to discuss a response. It’s a question that a lot of people have probably wondered about, but didn’t know who to ask. Although I’m not an authority on what God wants, I do have […]

So You’re Holding a Grudge?

Every Christian knows about forgiveness.  Forgiveness is what we come to Jesus for.  It is through forgiveness that we find freedom, peace, and ultimately, God.  We celebrate forgiveness because of what it has done for us.  Yet, there is a side of forgiveness that we sometimes don’t talk a lot about. Jesus said, “… if […]

Evolution vs Creation

Among my many interests is the ongoing debate between Evolution and Creation.  As a matter of fact, a few years ago I had the opportunity to participate in a televised discussion on this topic. I represented the Creation point of view, while the Evolution position was represented by a local biology teacher.  (Click here to […]

You Can’t Be a Christian and Do That!

We’ve probably all seen stuff like this posted on Facebook: You can’t claim to be a Christian and be pro-choice! or You can’t claim to be a Christian and vote Democrat! or You can’t claim to be a Christian and support gay marriage! Now, even though I consider myself staunchly pro-life and have strong conservative values, […]

Was Kim Davis Wrong Or Right?

Before you register an answer, take the time to read this blog to fully understand the question. An inspiring and interesting news story has been sweeping the headlines.  Kentucky clerk, Kim Davis, had refused to issue marriage licenses from her county office after the Supreme Court ruled allowing same sex marriages.  She was jailed for that refusal.  However, at […]