Monday, January 29, 2018

30 Questions for Bible Skeptics

You know the type.

People who say things like, "I like Jesus, but I don't trust the Bible."
Or, "Embrace the gospels; cautiously read the rest."

Many of these people claim to be Christians. They like Jesus a lot, but they cannot seem to understand how the Bible as a whole could be the infallible, inspired word of God.

These questions are for those people.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2017: A Christian Music Review

About the Judge

This is my fourth annual end-of-year Christian music recap. Check out my 2014 review2015 review, and 2016 review.

I enjoy biblical music. There's a scale I made that shows the difference between music that's entertaining and music that's edifying. You can see that here.

My favorite style of music is indie/alternative. So there's my bias.

Unfortunately, this list could never be comprehensive. I try my best to feature a smattering of serious Christian songwriters, ranging from popular to lesser-known.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Darkest Place

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?"
Jeremiah 17:9

In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, there have been numerous articles unveiling the details of the massacre, pairing with other articles that attempt to process the depth of depravity Stephen Paddock put on display. You have undoubtedly read or heard multiple sides of this story and, perhaps, struggled with the way you should understand it.

Friday, September 22, 2017

The biggest reason people don't feel close to God

Feelings are a funny thing.

One day, life is as good as it could ever be. Endorphins are running free in your body as you smell fresh air and see sunshine everywhere you look.

The next day, life is awful. You hurt, the air is stale, and all is gloomy.

Whether right or wrong, the feelings you have at any given moment can affect your thinking, relationships, and (unfortunately) your walk with God. So feelings aren't just funny -- they're powerful.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Stop inviting the Holy Spirit to your church

Discernment-related articles are often controversial. After all, a discerning person will call some things "bad" that others might call "good" -- and vice-versa. These articles also tend to attract more readers due to the controversial nature of the content.

So, if you're new to the website: You are welcome here. Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere.

Whoops, I got ahead of myself.

There is a lot to say on the subject of inviting the Holy Spirit into a church service. I will do my best to keep my thoughts succinct and to the point. In order to lay a bit of a foundation for this conversation, though, it would be helpful for you to check out the video below.

If you want to get to the point, you can jump to the 5:14 mark and watch for a couple of minutes. If you'd like to start at the beginning or skip the whole thing, that works too.