At this point, I think we’ve all seen our fair share of virtue signaling; people mouthing or posting pious-sounding (and typically left-leaning) talking points about some social malady, whether real or imagined. As annoying as it is, it seems pretty harmless, right? After all, letting your friends know what you’re up to is kind of … Continue reading Virtue Signaling and the Christian
We all know that we’re supposed to forgive people who’ve wronged us, but sometimes we just don’t want to. Sometimes, people do things that really hurt, and it seems more appropriate to us to hold a grudge. It seems to be a popular pastime these days, with people going as far as to hold grudges … Continue reading What Unforgiveness Really Means
Everybody’s worried about the Chinese coronavirus, it seems; and not without good reason. As Christians, though, we don’t need to be. As dangerous as coronavirus is (mostly to old people), we needn’t be afraid when we remember: God is still in control of the universe. The devil had to ask His permission to afflict Job. … Continue reading Here’s Why I’m Not Worried About Coronavirus and You Shouldn’t Be Either
Let’s start with some honesty: children are massively inconvenient, and kinda gross. For every picture of a cute baby, there are weeks of sleepless nights, and dirty diapers, courtesy of the aforementioned baby. Add in the amazing amounts of snot, vomit and… other things… that a baby produces, along with the cost of actually raising … Continue reading On the Value of Children and Why You Should Have Them
This has been bugging me for a while, but I’ve had trouble putting it into words until lately. Everyone knows that male chauvinism is a bad thing; putting women down just because they’re women isn’t good. Duh. But in our zeal to not be chauvinistic against women, our culture has swung to the other extreme; … Continue reading Female Chauvinism Is Real, and It’s a Problem
Whenever a celebrity claims to be a Christian, we make a huge deal about it. While there’s nothing wrong with being glad a famous person has come to Christ (duh), there’s a risk to it too. Our desire that a famous person would really be one of us can blind us to warning signs that … Continue reading How to Evaluate Christian Celebrities
If you, like me, have the great misfortune of being interested in the news, you have noticed a major problem with our political dialogue. It is way too intense. This is not a good situation, but it is not an irreparable problem either. What concerns me most is that I see it starting to make … Continue reading How do we keep toxic politics out of the church?
Let’s face it, government is a reality we all have to deal with, no matter where in the world we live. As Christians, we need to make sure that we relate to our government in a way that honors God. It is, in general, a simple rule: Christians are to submit to the government and … Continue reading How Should a Christian Relate To the Government?