Genesis vs. Revelation

Last week I wrote an article about the absence of Biblical exposition in mainstream church culture, and how we desperately need a return to sound hermeneutics and line-upon-line teaching. A vast number of readers reached out in response to that post with a resounding “Yes!” I also announ...

The Coddling of the Christian Mind

I expect this post to make some people mad. It’s certainly not my intention, and I hope I’m wrong. I pray it’s received well and all my readers respond with a hearty amen. Here goes… I recently began reading a book called The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff an...

By Whose Authority?

I’ve been in church since I was two weeks old. My grandmother and great-grandmother raised me in the ways of the Freewill Baptists. (Most Baptist denominations believe in eternal security for the beliver. If you are wondering what makes Free Will Baptists different, we believed if you got it y...

Breaking the Cycle

I know what you expect. With a title like “Breaking the Cycle,” this article is sure to be rich in deep ideas and profound Pentecostalisms. Super deep Christian stuff deserves its own space for sure, but not today. Instead, today I’m here to defend wisdom. Not that she needs my hel...

Deadly Flattery

I’m from the South (and rather proud of it). And in the South there is a real phenomenon called “southern hospitality.” Basically it means we will cook you the best fried food you’ve ever put in your mouth, pull over to help you change a tire even if we don’t know you, ...

Garden Secrets

I recommend marrying young. Oddly enough, I haven’t always said that. In my early 20s, I pictured myself waiting until I had crossed the 30 year old mark before marriage would even be a consideration. I was too focused on the call of God on my life to be “distracted” with the respo...