How To Contend Without Being Contentious

Whether potential threats to faithful Christian life and thought come from inside or outside the church – how does one go about contending for the faith without being contentious? It is too easy to confront bad attitudes with other bad attitudes. But when we counter falsehoods with other falsehoods, or respond inappropriately to inappropriateness, we…More

Reservations Regarding ‘Lead’ by Paul David Tripp

Having just finished¬†‘Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church’¬†by Philadelphia pastor Paul David Tripp, I want to do some soul searching and be a Berean. Much of what Tripp has to say I readily agree with – not because he said it, but because it is sound and Biblically clear-cut and incontrovertible. Unfortunately,…More

Statism v. Space Force Officers and Homeschooling

In juxtaposition, consider with me two stories from last week. First, from the Epoch Times, ‘Space Force Officer Relieved After Denouncing Marxism, Critical Race Theory in Military’ published May 16, 2021 by Jack Phillips.  Second, from the HSLDA, ‘Harvard Panel: Homeschooling is Here to Stay’ published May 12, 2021 by Dave Dentel. The long and short of it is…More

Concerning Eminently Relatable Hobbits

On Saturdays in our house, my wife typically makes homemade pizza and the kids and I watch a movie. This gives me a chance to expose my children to culturally enriching experiences, and to spend time with them. And it also gives Lauren some peace and quiet to work on sewing or school planning or…More

Readers Are Leaders

Among the people I trust and respect most, Paul David Tripp’s book Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church comes highly recommended. So I started listening to that one on Audible yesterday, and I am about halfway through it now. But I will confess to being wary. Please take no offense if you can only…More

Israel Squares Off Against Hamas

In recent days, the terrorist organization Hamas has fired hundreds of Iranian rockets at Israeli cities and Israeli men, women, and children. The IDF – Israeli Defense Force – has used its Iron Dome system to great effect intercepting more than 90% of the Hamas rockets, meaning that about one in ten rockets have gotten through. As…More

Why Men Hate Going to Church

David Murrow’s 2005 book, Why Men Hate Going to Church, was brought up in conversation with my cousin Micah yesterday, and I want to encourage you to read it. The updated and revised version of it from 2011 can be purchased from Amazon here. A good YouTube video summary of it can be found from a…More

Unpacking the Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack

The Colonial Pipeline – a critical piece of American infrastructure – has suffered the most significant cyberattack in our country’s history, and its being taken out of commission leaves the East Coast without a reliable and efficient supply of gasoline for the foreseeable future. Experts say the pipeline should be back online by the end…More

Nudity in The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis wrote a series of three science fiction novels known as The Space Trilogy. Out of the Silent Planet (1938), Perelandria: A Novel (1943), and That Hideous Strength: A Modern Fairy-Tale for Grown-ups (1945) are the three works in the series. All three at least were free with Audible Plus when I picked them up late last year, and…More

Namibia To Develop Her Oil Reserves

Namibia – an 88% Christian nation in 2013 according to Wikipedia – has struck oil with the help of a Canadian company called ReconAfrica. The play is being called the Kovango Basin. By some reports it may be the third largest in the world. It is as-yet completely untapped. Namibia’s government and people apparently want to develop…More