• “Thou Shall Not Covet” Is Not a Defense of Capitalism

    I recently saw a tweet admonishing Christians not to engage in the politics of envy (which the author ascribed to socialists) because to do so violates the 10th Commandment. I saw another that said God is the ultimate capitalist. These sentiments are not disconnected. In fact, those who think capitalism is “God’s ordained economic system” usually attribute envy (as the primary motivation) to anyone who challenges their worship of capitalism.

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  • Church

    How Do We Love God?

    Would your spouse say you loved them if you never demonstrated that love? If you always put your interests above theirs would your professions of love be believed? Surely no

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  • Christianity: Radical from the Beginning

    Where did Christians get the idea that Christianity is just one more thing to add to the “good life?” When did radical faith become quaint and eccentric and optional? How have so many of us come to the conclusion that we can follow Jesus and continue on with our usual way of life?

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  • America’s Fight for Freedom

    Whatever happened to America’s fight for freedom?

    Don’t get me wrong. Americans still fight for freedom, but for many people it’s a different kind of freedom than previous generations fought for.

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  • Heavenly Image Rapture Left Behind

    My Kingdom Is Not of This World

    Many Christians say that Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) and cultural marxism pose the greatest ideological threat to the gospel in our day. They may be right. Others fear that the

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  • Why Christians Care About Economics

    How we make our money is just as important as how we spend it.

    Economic activity is one of the most common and basic forms of human interaction and the Bible has much to say about it. However, it takes time to understand the complexities of our modern economy so that we can better apply God’s principles to our everyday activity. Here are five reasons your effort will be worthwhile.

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  • Idol

    The Idol of Self-interest

    There’s a very unpleasant breed of Christian festering in the comment sections of blogs, websites, Twitter and Facebook groups. They won’t recognize themselves in the description I give in this

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  • Symbols for no guilt, no shame, no fear

    Forgiven, Honored and Empowered Christians

    I find it interesting that the gospel message presented in the Western world emphasizes the forgiveness salvation brings to guilty sinners yet in biblical times, people in Israel and surrounding lands lived in cultures that seemed just as concerned about alleviating shame with honor and fear with power (Psalm 44:13–15; Isaiah 54:4).

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  • American Flag home of the slave to debt

    Protected: From Land of the Free to Home of the Slave

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  • Letter from US Immigration and two passports

    Why Christians Care About Immigration

    People are on the move. In 2017, approximately 258 million people, or 3.4% of the world’s population, live outside their country of origin. Migrants include legal and illegal immigrants, refugees,

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Economics

Why Christians Care About Economics

How we make our money is just as important as how we spend it.

Economic activity is one of the most common and basic forms of human interaction and the Bible has much to say about it. However, it takes time to understand the complexities of our modern economy so that we can better apply God’s principles to our everyday activity. Here are five reasons your effort will be worthwhile.

Eschatology and Plumbline

Jerusalem Israel

The Last Days of Israel

Jesus wept over the city that rejected him knowing that unless they did, he would never be crucified. He wept knowing that unless they rejected him, the fountain that would cleanse from sin all who believe in him would never be opened in his side.

“Thou Shall Not Covet” Is Not a Defense of Capitalism

I recently saw a tweet admonishing Christians not to engage in the politics of envy (which the author ascribed to socialists) because to do so violates the 10th Commandment. I saw another that said God is the ultimate capitalist. These sentiments are not disconnected. In fact, those who think capitalism is “God’s ordained economic system” usually attribute envy (as the primary motivation) to anyone who challenges their worship of capitalism.

Faith Journey and Providence

Symbols for no guilt, no shame, no fear

Forgiven, Honored and Empowered Christians

I find it interesting that the gospel message presented in the Western world emphasizes the forgiveness salvation brings to guilty sinners yet in biblical times, people in Israel and surrounding lands lived in cultures that seemed just as concerned about alleviating shame with honor and fear with power (Psalm 44:13–15; Isaiah 54:4).