Category Archives: Popular Culture

Politically-Correct Religion

By | 5 Jun 2024

Introduction My wife and I recently binge-watched a so-called “faith-based” dramatic TV series on Amazon Prime Video entitled “The Baxters” (not to be confused with the 1970s ABC sitcom by the same name). As of this writing, there are 3 seasons consisting of 34 episodes. Whether there will be further seasons or not has yet to be announced.… Read More »

He Gets Us

By | 19 Feb 2024

As you’ve probably guessed, my title comes from two controversial ads broadcast during the 2024 Super Bowl. Since they were aired, there has been a flurry of negative commentary on them from those proclaiming themselves as Christians on social media. Many of those folks have gone so far as to label the ads as satanic. Curious about what… Read More »

Where are We Going? And Why are We
in This Hand-basket? — Part 2

By | 27 Dec 2022

In my previous article in this series, I identified some historical trends which have brought us to this sorry moment in world history. In this final article, we’ll look at its spiritual underpinnings. The Final Quest As mentioned in my first article on humility, Rick Joyner’s book The Final Quest has had the single hugest impact upon my… Read More »

Where are We Going? And Why are We
in This Hand-basket? — Part 1

By | 27 Dec 2022

Introduction Some of you may have recognized the title of this article as a motto from a humorous bumper sticker. Truth be told, that is precisely where I got it! Why did I chose this title instead of something more pedestrian — or even more importantly — original? Because a broad spectrum of Americans — including Christ-followers —… Read More »

Ripped Straight From Today’s Headlines!

By | 30 Mar 2022

Breaking News! Some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives. The condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. So I want to remind you, though you already know these things, that Jesus first… Read More »

Reflections on Being a Theologue

By | 8 Sep 2021

After reading some of my articles here, the retired founding pastor of the church we once attended labelled me a “theologue.” As we discussed what he meant by the term, he made the following points: Theologues are “watchmen on a wall” called to warn those whom he protects or encounters of the impending dangers of false doctrines and… Read More »