An Open Letter to SMCC

Americans who are also followers of Jesus fall into one of three viewpoints concerning the latest decision on Same Sex Marriage (SSM). Constitutionally opposed to SSM and Biblically opposed to SSM. Constitutionally in favor of SSM but Biblically opposed to SSM. Constitutionally in favor of SSM and Biblically in favor of SSM. I happen to be… More An Open Letter to SMCC

Napoleon May Have Been A Better Evangelist Than Emperor

  The following is a response from Napoleon Bonaparte to Count Montholon on the question, “Can you tell me who Jesus Christ was?”. Source:  Quoted in Henry Parry Liddon, Liddon’s Bamptom Lectures 1866 (London: Rivingtons, 1869), 148. Well, then, I will tell you.  Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne and I myself have founded great empires; but upon what… More Napoleon May Have Been A Better Evangelist Than Emperor

Jesus Said Nice Things, But Did He Really Mean Them?

Jesus may be the most quoted man of all time, edging out Shakespeare and the Beatles.  His words are still hotly contested, fiercely defended and grotesquely twisted (depending of course on who you talk to). Of all the things Jesus said, it’s his words from the cross that are most profound and confounding.  With the nail still wet from… More Jesus Said Nice Things, But Did He Really Mean Them?

WORLD [DI]VISION: why homosexuality is not the issue

This week World Vision announced a new hiring policy.  They have lifted a ban on hiring gay Christians who are in same-sex marriages.  You can read more about the announcement in Christianity Today. World Vision’s decision is applauded by some and appalling to others.  Preferences aside, whatever this announcement is, it is certainly not neutral.  Any commentary… More WORLD [DI]VISION: why homosexuality is not the issue