The Cops I Know

Tattered Thin Blue Line Flag

During my years as a pastor in San Diego County, I had the privilege of being a law enforcement chaplain for two incredible agencies over the course of nine years. During those years I went through an academy with the officers, trained on the mat, in the classroom and on the range with the officers, spent over 1,000 hours on ride-alongs with the officers, and even spent some time with the detectives who investigate cases. I’ve been to their funerals, I’ve married them and I’ve buried their children, and I have nowhere on planet Earth ever seen the men and women who are their equal. Continue reading

COVID-19 and the Rise of Antichristism

But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only (Matthew 24:36 ESV).

C19 Antichrist

As planet Earth heads inexorably toward what we as Christians call the End Times, I think it wise for us to understand what role we should and shouldn’t play as our planet travels down that road, and Matthew 24:36 gives us some great insight into that very idea. Continue reading

Faith, COVID-19 Orthodoxy, Snowflakes and the Resident Skeptic

There’s no question that we’re living in unprecedented times, both for our world and for those of us who follow Jesus Christ.  In fact, nothing in my nearly fifty-eight years of life has come close to matching the effect that COVID-19 (C19) is having on the planet, or of matching Christianity’s response to it, and it is to that response that I would like to address this article. Continue reading