George Washington and Robert E Lee are not the Same

In a combative and frankly somewhat jaw-droppingly disjointed August 15 press conference, President Donald Trump expressed dismay at the removal of the statue to Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia (that planned removal being the flashpoint of the violent protests which erupted this past weekend) and in doing so, seemed to compare General […]

God is Not Racist: White Supremacy is Satanic

Three people died and over 30 were injured on Saturday, August 12, 2017 when a white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent. The rally, dubbed “Unite the Right” by its organizers, came together amid plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a prominent statue to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Many of the […]

God and the Canaanites: A Recent Study Reopens an Old Controversy

Why did God command genocide in the Bible? How wicked were the Canaanites? Were the Canaanites actually destroyed? These and other questions have long surrounded discussions of the peoples and events described in the Old Testament, and the controversies have now been reignited thanks to a new study making the news. Those living in Lebanon […]

Captain Picard on Religion: Star Trek TNG Criticizes Belief in the Supernatural

Captain Jean-Luc Picard is an atheist. The captain of the starship Enterprise featured in Star Trek: The Next Generation,¬†and played by Patrick Stewart, considers belief in the supernatural to be both primitive and dangerous. As such, he takes his place among the atheists of today, including Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris. This should come as […]

Debunking The Famous West Wing Bible Rant: A Response to President Josiah Bartlett

In one of the most dramatic (and admittedly enjoyable) scenes from the hit television series The West Wing, President Josiah Bartlet (played brilliantly by famous actor Martin Sheen) humiliates a conservative radio talk show host over her anti-gay theology. The talk show host character, Dr. Jenna Jacobs, is a thinly-disguised Hollywood caricature of Dr. Laura […]

Five Misconceptions About Money: What the Bible Really Says About Money

How should Christians handle money? Few questions cause as much confusion and controversy as those dealing with Christians and money. Many churches and families have unfortunately suffered due to myths and misconceptions about money. With this article, I hope to uncover those misconceptions and show what the Bible really says about money. Before we dive […]

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 […]