Romans thirteen is inevitably the first passage that Christian peacemakers need to contend with. Often it's used as grounds to prove that Christians can set aside the teachings of Jesus in service of their country. But I believe Christians, having been heavily influenced by Augustine and his subsequent theologians, have made catastrophic errors in interpreting Paul's writings by disconnecting them from their context.
Jesus vs. Caesar
I came across an informal poll on Twitter asking Christians if it is okay to lie to serve their nation. A full 53.4% said "yes" versus 41.2% who said "no". So which is it? Let's find out!
A lot of people are talking about "the Asbury revival" right now. Here's something important we need to understand about how God moves!
Marginalized on Valentines Day?
What is all this talk about being "Marginalized on Valentines Day"? Let's look at some Biblical principles for how people who don't feel like they fit inside the chocolate Valentines Day box can still experience and celebrate love on Valentines Day!
So everyone is talking about this new social media trend of women complaining about men creeping on them while they're working out in the gym. But as much as the sages of this age are reasoning amongst themselves about what is "right" and "wrong", there's no moral authority apart from God and no light for life apart from his word. So what has God said about this?
As Christianity surges in persecuted nations abroad, what holds back revival in the Western Church?
Almost Beyond Control
"Whenever you find a man of God, you will also find an overwhelming passion for God that is almost beyond control" ~ A.W. Tozer "Almost beyond control": the Christian's passion for God should never be under the control of the flesh, so that it is subjugated to the will of the flesh, nor is such …
Is Twitter better or worse after Elon Musk's takeover? Is freedom an objective good? Should we celebrate the right to sin? I want to push back against certain conservative narratives and challenge Christians to conform their thinking to God's word rather than to the various political narratives of either the "left" or "right".
Kingdom Case Makers: Apologetics 101
Worldviews are complex. In this post we talk about how to be Kingdom case-makers who engage the whole person with the good news of Jesus!