I have been virtually absent from my blog since I began seminary. Homework and studying has eaten up any leisure time I might have to write anything that isn’t for school. I have toyed around with the idea of posting some of my papers I have written on here, but have always been certain that […]Read more "The Violence of the Bible"
For the last few years I have written out a full manuscript of my sermons before I preach them and then have been able to post them here on my blog. However, this Sunday I preached my first sermon in a very long time without a manuscript and just an outline. So, in leu of […]Read more "Consider Your Calling (1 Cor. 1:26-31)"
Part 3 of my series on the New Age Movement In my previous post I highlighted some of the fundamental beliefs of the New Age Movement (NAM). In this post I will briefly catalog some of the differences between Christianity and the NAM. I originally intended to launch into a critique of the NAM following […]Read more "Christianity vs. New Age Spirituality"
Part 2 of my series on the New Age Movement In this blog, I will be giving a brief survey of the New Age Movement, or metaphysical religion. I will by no means intend to be comprehensive or exhaustive. I will try to lay out a few fundamental tenants of the movement just to give […]Read more "What is New-Age Spirituality?"
If you were born in a slum in India would you have the same worldview you have today? Would your definition of “right”, “wrong”, “truth”, and “beauty” be different? Would your religious beliefs be different? Most likely. But does this mean that all our beliefs about the most important things in life are merely a […]Read more "A Pillar of Truth"
“Can you be spiritual and not religious?” “Yes. Yes you can.” “So it’s possible to be both and? You don’t have to separate them?” “No, no you do not. Look, there are plenty of people who experience God on the back of a horse every Sunday who just won’t ever come to church. And that’s […]Read more "The “New Age” of American Religion"
The most oft quoted passage of the Bible used to be John 3:16. But no longer. Matt. 7:1, “Judge not, lest you be judged” has taken its place. At least, that’s what people say. Let’s look at the context of that verse: “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce […]Read more "Judge Not? 10 Theses on Judging"