Why You Must HAVE Enemies to Love Them

Have you ever noticed how more liberal leaning churches and denominations place an emphasis on “love”? When you are talking with one of these churches/people you might make a statement about how the Bible condemns some particular sin they don’t seem to care about. The response will usually be: “Jesus tells us to love our enemies.” This has never sat well with me and I’d like to tell you why. (more…)

Work From a Christian Perspective

Something I have often heard is that Christians should approach their work like a mission field. Christians, whether they are educators or bankers or lawyers, should all be like missionaries in their work. Moreover, the way they should measure their success in their vocations is through the impact of their missionary efforts quantified by the number of people they have “won to Christ”. Now, in general I don’t have too much of an issue with this perspective so far as evangelism goes. However, I do find it wanting in a couple key areas. (more…)

The Silmarillion, The History of Israel & Easter

Yesterday I finished The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. Before I go further into this blog I simply want to state that the book was phenomenal and for any Tolkien fans out there I would highly recommend reading it. Also, the last ten pages of the book reveal that Peter Jackson isn’t ruining The Hobbit but is actually incorporating more of the history of Middle Earth into the movies. That being said, as I was finishing up the book I couldn’t help but think about how much the book reminds me of the history of Israel as it is found in the canonical books of 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Chronicles, and 1 & 2 Kings. (more…)

Weekend Reading

Over this week I have compiled several articles and blogs that I have found really interesting. I thought that I would start a new weekly blog posts on Saturday mornings that shared the most interesting things I have read from the inter webs the week before. Below you can find the links and a short description of some really great reads! (more…)