The Reelection of Barack Obama: One Pastor’s Perspective

There are times when any good shepherd recognizes that the need to comfort his flock outweighs all other concerns, and this seems to me to be one of those times.  This past week has found me dealing with a deep and foreboding sense of loss among a shocked Christian populace far beyond that which I’ve ever seen before in the wake of any election, forcing me to realize that something truly profound had occurred last Tuesday.  And so yesterday I took some time away from our normal Sunday morning study through Genesis, choosing instead to lend a shepherd’s focus upon the reelection of Barack Obama as President of the United States. Continue reading

Should a Christian Vote for Mitt Romney?

Due to the nomination of Mitt Romney as the Republican candidate for the Presidency, I’ve been asked many times in the past couple of months whether or not it’s appropriate for a Christian to vote for a Mormon as President of the United States.  With this November’s election quickly approaching, I think it’s time to finally offer my personal opinion on the issue. Continue reading

Israel’s Existence

The recent comments emanating from the two-headed monster leading Iran (the Ayatollah Khamenei and President Ahmadinejad) regarding Israel must not go unanswered either by the West or by Christianity.  The good Ayatollah considers Israel to be a cancerous tumor, while Ahmadinejad has been openly calling for Israel’s destruction for years, and has recently declared that to confront Israel is to protect the dignity of all human beings.  I strenuously disagree with such idiocy. Continue reading

Straight Talk on Homosexuality

The Chick-fil-A drama of the past month pointed out the necessity for us to be able to speak clearly on the subject of homosexuality and Christianity.  Among other things, this drama showed us that there is a great need among Christians for this issue to be framed through Biblical thought, as homosexuality and Christianity cannot occupy the same space at the same time.  This means that we need to be clear and unambiguous as we stake out our ground.  Everyone needs to know where everyone else stands. Continue reading

How Could You, God?

Tragic incidents such as the recent Aurora, Colorado theater massacre always bring with them a mountain of difficult theological questions, such as Why would God allow this? or Why didn’t God stop this?  All such questions are certainly legitimate and must eventually be answered, but it is seldom the appropriate time or place to do so when the tragedy itself is still fresh and raw. Continue reading

A (Kosher) Taste of Freedom

SHADES OF FREEDOM: ARTICLE ONE

I write so often concerning the idea of human freedom because it underpins the important issue of human dignity.  When considering the issue of human government, we must always remember that humanity was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26,27), and God is free.  This means that every loss of human freedom moves the image of God in humanity closer to extinction, and therefore must be guarded against most diligently. Continue reading

Why Hell Hates the U.S. Constitution

The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of Obamacare has been one of many nails driven into the coffin of our country’s Constitution over the past century.  And while the question of whether or not too many nails have now been driven into that coffin must wait for another day to be answered, the reason why all Christians must arise to defend the Constitution must not, for when it dies much of Heaven’s light upon Earth will die with it. Continue reading