Freedom in America. Freedom was bought at a high price for the United States of America. Many risked and some even lost their lives in the Revolutionary War to earn the freedoms most of us take for granted today. And freedom is preserved for us today in the United States at a high price. Almost […]
The issue of election is quite the hot topic. It is fiercely debated within denominations, across denominations, and even across religions. One objection I commonly hear is that election means God is arbitrary. The argument often goes something like this: The Argument. “If election means that God ultimately decides who will be saved, then God […]
High school graduation is quickly approaching, which means that the often stressful quest for high school graduation gifts has, for many, all ready begun. Others of you are now panicking because the last sentence (or the article title) made you realize that you’ve forgotten to buy a gift for So-And-So. If you’re in either situation, […]
This video circulates every year around Easter. Here’s to it continuing to do so. Let the weight of the crucifixion break your heart and give you hope in the fact that Sunday actually came. The tomb was empty. The Savior had risen. Redemption had been accomplished. Thanks be to God.
You may have noticed today that some of your friends’ profile pictures changed to a red box with a pink equal sign inside it. If you’re as confused as I initially was, the mass profile picture switch is a social media strategy implemented by the Human Rights Campaign, whose logo is a box with an […]
The so-called “problem” of evil and suffering may be the most difficult question facing Christians, and it is undoubtedly the most difficult question I’ve ever faced. As I’ve often told the youth I pastor at Sylvania Church, there was a period of six months or so during my ministry at Sylvania (yes, while serving on […]
SoÂ whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this isÂ the Law and the Prophets (Mt. 7:12). I have never met Jonathan MontaÃ±ez, senior guard on the basketball team of Franklin High School in El Paso, TX. Â That said, watching just one moment of his life, a single play involving […]