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Please Understand My Culture Before You Rebuke Me

Please Understand My Culture Before You Rebuke Me

Expecting a person in your culture to understand and accept your viewpoint without taking the time to understand their perspective and how they became who they are will short-circuit whatever gospel advancement you hope to make in their lives. You may want to read: The… Continue Reading …

Submission Is Repugnant. What Do You Think of Me?

Submission Is Repugnant to Me

I used to be a feminist, then I became a Christian, which does not mean I’m unequal to any man. Loving equality and submission are not as complicated as it may seem on the surface. Sadly, I did not understand this common-sense Christian truth back… Continue Reading …

Ep. 185 My Daughter Interviews Me about Racism

Shows Main Idea – When my daughter was 14-years old, she had a school project about the Civil Rights Movement in the United States during the 1960s. Since I lived during this traumatic time in American history, she asked to interview me. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Legalism Is a Fear-Based Culture that Leads to a Complex Life

Legalism is a complicated subject. It stirs emotive responses from many Christians. If you’re in it, it’s hard to get out. If you did come out of it, it’s easy to overreact and go to some dangerous places. In this two-part series, I’m going to… Continue Reading …

Ep. 173 Why Christians Should Engage in Politics

Shows Main Idea – Someone asked me why I tweet political messages on my Twitter account. He then followed up by saying that politics stink. His question is worth exploring, and every Christian should evaluate their role in politics. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

Engagement Without Understanding Leads to Violence

Violence is born out of ignorance. It’s an ignorance that does not care to understand another individual. Without empathy or understanding, it’s not possible to reconcile with someone who is different from you. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

9/11: A Study In Misplaced Faith and a Hardened Conscience

We will never forget the tragedy of 9/11. I shudder to think how any person could be so twisted that they would fly a plane into a building and kill 3000 innocent lives. It takes misplaced faith, and the scary thing is that any of… Continue Reading …

Incrementally Introducing Your Children To the World

Every home is a laboratory where parents have the privilege of incrementally introducing their children to the culture around them. This incremental child development process prepares them to live in and engage their world well, while not being overcome by the culture. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Enjoying the Cultural and Christian Christmas

A few years ago my children wished the Kohl’s shoppers a Merry Christmas. The children were sitting on top of our van spreading Christmas cheer to anyone who was within twenty-five yards of their voices. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

20 Things I Would Tell My 20-Year Old Self

I was an adult without a working template for what it meant to be an adult. To make matters worse, I was an unregenerate adult without a clear and practical model for living well in God’s world. I went into adulthood wearing a four-layered blindfold.… Continue Reading …