Coauthored with John Stonestreet, Brett Kunkle sent me his new book, A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today’s World. I had been eying the book for a bit, so I was happy to read it and give my thoughts. I do think we all must continually keep our fingers on culture’s […]
The Easter Church Issue [Podcast]
In the past, I have shared tools that I use to help me read the Bible. The tools really do help clarify certain concepts and help improve accuracy. This third iApologia Podcast, I will use some of those tools to help shed light on a tough passage: 1 Corinthians 11:17-33. This passage is ripe for […]
What Is Christian Unity And How Can We Encourage Its Growth?
Recently, a distraught person had concern that one well known speaker changed his views on pre-trib rapture. However, while this speaker claimed Christ, he is living openly in sin contrary to Christ’s and the Apostle’s teachings. I sat there scratching my head thinking “man, this so-called Christian is in sin and another is worried about […]
The Comfortable Christianity Conundrum and Why You Should be Concerned
We like our comfort. We like are personal peace. We like our prosperity. However, if your Christianity is comfortable, you are not a Christian after the breed of the Apostles and ancients. In fact, not even like Jesus! Now I’m not trying to tell you that you should seek out an “uncomfortable life”. No. I […]
The Ancient Story Of The Apostle John, The Bishop And The Bandit
One of my favorite stories is an extra-biblical account, told by second century Clement of Alexandria, about the Apostle John. The same beloved apostle of Jesus, the one who was imprisoned on the isle of Patmos, the one who wrote five books of the New Testament. In a past post, I posted the account verbatim […]
Some of the Most Murderers “Regimes” Since the Early Nineteen-Hundreds, The Last One will Stun You!
We are disgusted with Hitler, with Stalin and with Mao. Rightfully so, we all know they were sick, sick people murdering millions. Some say “God has a special place for them in hell”, and maybe he does, I don’t know. We wonder “why didn’t people step up and stop them”? How could the rest of […]
10 Christian Teachings That You May Have Thought Were Biblical, But Aren’t!
So I need a job. Ah, a chef position would be great! After application I get an interview. I expect questions like “have you ever made Louisiana Gumbo?” or “Grilled Mediterranean Chicken?” or maybe “Braised Lamb Shank?” False! I get questions like “do you believe that we should use forks here?” or maybe “we hold […]
The First Church of the Navelites
Whether it’s true or not I do not know, but this story is food for thought. A number of years ago, a gathering of christians split over a disagreement over whether or not Adam and Eve had belly-buttons. Yes, you heard me correctly. What happened? they lost focus on the important essentials, they lost focus […]
Should Christians Bury Their Head in the Sand?
The Index Librorum Prohibitorum was a list of banned books by the Roman Catholic church from centuries ago. It included two notable books: Johannes Kepler’s Epitome astronomiae Copernicanae, which was on the index from 1621 to 1835. The second notable book was, in various editions of the index, some translations and editions of the Bible. […]
The Call To Action
As a troop with no training, as a military with no will, as a soldier who has dropped his weapons for naught, many Christians have grown strong in apathy. Many shun dialogue, promote the degenerate view of ignorance as a higher plane of spirituality and simple faith is touted as turning a blind eye to […]