No Fence on Mars Hill

There's an alarming trend taking hold in the modern church.  It's not really new - it happens every time something 'upsets the apple cart'.  Liberty itself seems perpetually under threat, and the source of that instability is us.  We are a study in paradox, maybe the greatest of which is our insatiable curiosity alongside our … Continue reading No Fence on Mars Hill

What’s This Salvation Thing, Anyway?

Every major religion touts some sort of salvation.  The Buddhist is forever in search of Nirvana, the Muslim seeks to merit favor by submission and good works, Oriental religions seek to maintain purity of cultural thought and uniformity.....the list goes on and on, but there is a common thread - almost all religion points to … Continue reading What’s This Salvation Thing, Anyway?

Thoughts on Being a Christian Gentleman in a Carnal Culture

One of the great frustrations that many people have with the Kingdom of God is the apparent disconnect between Christian ideals and Christian conduct.  The poison pill in all of this is that dreaded straw man known as hypocrisy.  It is not just a metaphorical scriptural stumbling block (Mt 18:5-7, et al), it is a … Continue reading Thoughts on Being a Christian Gentleman in a Carnal Culture

Who Broke the Baby?

For any man with children, Fathers Day can be nothing short of intimidating.  There are few if any institutions in western civilization that have been more maligned, misinterpreted, and misrepresented.  Popular culture has conspired to make Dad into the designated buffoon in every comedy, the unstable variable in every drama, and the villain in every … Continue reading Who Broke the Baby?