I read in a debate thread that blaming disparities within the black community on the black community itself (rather than some external element like systemic racism) is itself a racist idea. I am not here to dispute that. But I would like help harmonizing that with the very notion of “systemic racism” which seems to do the very same thing. i.e. blame a cultural problem … Continue reading Cultural Sins are Racist?
Skye Jethani is a relatively well-known voice in the evangelical world. As an author and online content creator, he has contributed in many ways to evangelical public conversations over the years. I have found many of his insights specifically focused on the megachurch movement to be very helpful, though I have always known that he and I do not see eye to eye on a … Continue reading Do White People Care About the Bible?
Politics and the English Language “I never discuss anything else except politics and religion. There is nothing else to discuss.” – G.K. Chesterton It is difficult for me to imagine exactly what all the great George Orwell might say about our current cultural situation were he to resurrect and assimilate into American culture in the year 2020. I don’t know which “sides” he would take … Continue reading Orwell Addresses America
CNN recently published quite an interesting article about contemporary Christian music. As a pastor and long-time worship director, a secular news station turning its eye toward the Christian music industry like a woke Sauron had all the trappings of a read I enjoy. It certainly didn’t disappoint. The article can be summarized as CNN’s lame attempt to use Christianity as a means to “blue pill” influential … Continue reading CNN Attempts to Manipulate Christian Musicians
A few weeks ago the internet was in a storm discussing the murder of missionary John Chau, a Christian who attempted to go to an illegal island (North Sentinel Island), and bring the Gospel to an unreached people group, commonly called the Sentinelese. There is quite a bit of both criticism and support towards Chau from both Christians and non-Christians alike. Many of the criticisms … Continue reading The Murder of a Missionary
In this episode I talk about why Christians should hate hate crimes, and I recommend you listen to Eternal Son by Rivers & Robots. Continue reading Why I Hate Hate Crimes
Today at church someone made a passing joke about “safe spaces.” The concept has been on my mind since I recently posted a video on one of my social media platforms where the concept was also mocked. I realized I have never written anything addressing the issue of “safe spaces.” What is the biblical response to these? Defining Terms Safe spaces are a bit out-dated. … Continue reading Safe Spaces
The Debate Jordan Peterson has become somewhat of a superstar over the past couple years as he has continued his fight against governmental oversight and left wing censorship. I have been a little nervous about how much Christians have embraced a non-believing, Darwinian psychologist. Nonetheless, he is a brilliant man and has offered some meaningful responses to much of the culture with which Christians also … Continue reading Political Correctness
It is important for Christians to be wise as they view the cultural landscape and begin to make predictions as to what is coming down the pike. And unfortunately, most accurate assessments yield a lot of trash. Specifically, I wanted to draw our attention to some very bigoted and terrifying thoughts from the new Daily Show host, Trevor Noah. Before I begin, I want to … Continue reading Trevor Noah’s Terrifying Thoughts About Racism
Colin Kaepernick has recently created a national media firestorm. If you have not heard, he has recently decided to no longer stand during the pre-game National Anthems. His reason for doing so is that he feels blacks in America are being systematically oppressed, and therefore, it goes against his conscience to show respect for the nation’s flag that is doing that, or at least turning … Continue reading To Stand Or Not to Stand?