Life Lessons From The TV Series Smallville

Growing up, I was a huge Superman fan — just as I’ve long been a fan of science fiction, fantasy, and superheroes in general. So, when Smallville aired for the first time in 2001, I should’ve been glued to the TV. But…I wasn’t. For whatever reason, I ignored the series for years. And then, sometime […]

PragerU Goes After Modern Art

PragerU takes off the gloves in a scathing video that excoriates modern art. The video features artist Robert Florczak who laments the modern era’s decline of objective (or at least semi-objective) artistic standards in art in favor of an emphasis on personal expression. The result, in Florczak’s view, is that art has moved from the […]

Are Magicians Demonic? Magic and Christianity

The other day I watched a video where Justin Flom, a well-known magician and believer in Jesus Christ, was responding to critics alleging that he was using demonic power to perform his magic tricks and illusions. (The video is titled “I am not a demon!” You can watch it here). At first, I thought this […]

Is it Wrong to Read Fantasy Literature?

I have a confession. I’m a Christian, and I love fantasy and science fiction. There, I’m out of the closet. So, let me say it plain: I love reading about dragons, monsters, wizards, Jedi, sword fights, epic battles, and more. That’s right. I’m a Bible-believing Christian (and a pastor, no less), and I love reading […]

Is Truth Dead? How Postmodernism is Reshaping Our Society (and Not for the Better)

Is Truth dead? That was the question asked by TIME magazine in their March 2017 cover story. Their cover mirrored one of their most famous from 50 years ago, in which they famously asked the question: Is God dead? The answer to the question about whether Truth is dead seems to be… YES And it […]

Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Christianity: Is it Wrong to Read Fantasy Books and Stories?

I was a good kid. Most of the time. I had a pretty good reputation with my teachers during my school days. (Since a few of my past teachers might read this blog post, I will qualify that statement by saying there were exceptions. And there’s no need for any teacher to publicly point out […]

The Beginning of the End of Religious Freedom in America (for Christians)

It may be the beginning of the end for religious freedom in the United States of America, at least for evangelical, Bible-believing Christians. Doubt me? Well, earlier this week, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) grilled President Donald Trump’s nominee for the position of Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget during the […]

Former Obama Aide Tackles Politics and Religion: A Review of Michael Wear’s Reclaiming Hope

Michael Wear loves Jesus, believes the Bible, is pro-life, holds traditional views of marriage, and is fully committed to religious freedom. And he’s a Democrat. Some may find the above paragraph an incredible contradiction. The Atlantic‘s Emma Green put it bluntly: “There aren’t many people like Michael Wear in today’s Democratic Party.” Yet this tension […]

Be an Informed Citizen Every Day of the Year

Casting a vote is good. Casting an INFORMED vote is even better. Your responsibilities as a citizen of the United States aren’t confined to Election Day. That so many Americans only think about politics come election time is why we’re in the mess we find ourselves in today. Whatever happens today, make a commitment that […]

The Hard Truths About Terence Crutcher and the Need for Racial Justice and Healing in America

Hundreds of mourners descended on Antioch Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma yesterday to pay their final respects to Terence Crutcher. During the solemn service, one of the speakers declared, “We’re not going to stop until we have full justice, say it, full justice.” The assembled crowd responded, “Full Justice.” All of America is swept up […]