The gift of tongues is, quite possibly, the most misunderstood of the apostolic gifts in scripture. The general impression in the church today is that the gift of tongues is the ability to speak unintelligible ecstatic utterances that are incomprehensible to those listening. Typically, proponents will characterize this as a ‘private prayer language’, ‘angelic language’ … Continue reading Tongues: What Is It and Is It Available Today?
If members of the Charismatic movement are to be believed, there are those walking among us who are gifted by the Holy Spirit with the ability to heal various maladies, diseases, and injuries. Christians from denominations dating before 1960 have been skeptical of these claims, however. Unsurprisingly, this has engendered some small degree of controversy. … Continue reading Does Anyone Have the Gift of Healing Today?
The topic of spiritual gifts is a hot topic in the church today, one fraught with emotion and sacred cows. Prophecy is, I believe, the most important of these gifts to get right because, if we get it wrong, it carries great danger to the church. I realize this is a controversial issue, but if … Continue reading Is Prophecy a Gift for Today?
Union Theological Seminary recently had students confess their sins against plants. This is an admirable step towards environmental justice, but it is not enough. Although I’m sure they mean well, the hopelessly unwoke staff of Union have callously forgotten one of God’s most abused creations: dirt. Dirt is no less created by God than people, … Continue reading Confessing Our Sins Against Plants is not Enough (SATIRE)
Judge not. It’s become the anthem of liberal ‘Christianity’, and the excuse to accept anything and everything into their ‘churches’. More concerning than the fatuous pieties of heretics, this idea that Christians shouldn’t judge anyone or anything has crept into the actual church. It’s easy to see why; not judging sounds nice. Furthermore, He does … Continue reading Jesus Never Said Not To Judge.
Yes, you read that right. White privilege, the (alleged) extra rights enjoyed by white people in virtue of their being white in a racist society, is not a thing that exists in the United States. I know that, according to some parts of society, I’m not really supposed to challenge the idea of white privilege … Continue reading White Privilege Doesn’t Exist
Our culture is all about love. We make movies about it, dedicate holidays to it and generally make a big deal out of being in love. From what I hear, being in love is great. I wouldn’t know, but that’s what they tell me. The prevailing cultural attitude towards love, however, is not good at … Continue reading Love is More Than Just Happy Feelings