“Sell Your Cloak & Buy a Sword!” Was Jesus an Armed Revolutionary? (Part 2 of 2)

“Sell Your Cloak & Buy a Sword!” Was Jesus an Armed Revolutionary? (Part 2 of 2)

SELL YOUR CLOAK, BUY A SWORD – LUKE 22 He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one. 37 For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: ‘And … Continue reading

“I Have Not Come to Bring Peace, But a Sword!” Was Jesus an Armed Revolutionary? (Part 1 of 2)

“I Have Not Come to Bring Peace, But a Sword!” Was Jesus an Armed Revolutionary? (Part 1 of 2)

34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. (Matthew 10:34) JESUS, THE ARMED REVOLUTIONARY? Jesus has always been considered a teacher of peace and nonviolence. Yet, the intensely saucy Reza Aslan (a man who ate human brains on TV and, … Continue reading

7 Apologetics Podcasts Worth Giving a Listen + 1

7 Apologetics Podcasts Worth Giving a Listen + 1

Other than thought-provoking entertainment, especially when you’re stuck in a car, there are three big benefits to listening to the right Christian podcasts: (1)  The right podcasts give you access to topnotch Christian scholars and thinkers, and these people have a wealth of experience and knowledge. (2)  Even as a former seminary student and an … Continue reading

Keeping Chaos in Christmas: Hitler Vs. Christmas

Keeping Chaos in Christmas: Hitler Vs. Christmas

If there were ever a historical person who would surely be a Grinch at Christmas time, I’m sure many people would put forth that that person would be Hitler. Dr. Gerry Bowler’s book Christmas in the Crosshairs: Two Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World’s Most Celebrated Holiday is an interesting romp through history showing (among other … Continue reading

Keeping Chaos in Christmas: Santa Claus – Christian Saint or Pagan Satan?

Keeping Chaos in Christmas: Santa Claus – Christian Saint or Pagan Satan?

  Santa Claus is “the dominate fictional character in our world. Neither Micky Mouse nor Sherlock Holmes, Ronald McDonald nor Harry Potter wields a fraction of the influence that Santa does… His image is recognized and loved all around the planet,” Dr. Gerry Bowler, history professor at the University of Manitoba, writes in his book Santa … Continue reading

Keeping Chaos in Christmas: Pagan or Christian Celebration? A Short History of December 25th.

Keeping Chaos in Christmas: Pagan or Christian Celebration? A Short History of December 25th.

Last Christmas season, I wrote a blog about how my wife and I decided that we would not be doing “the Santa thing” with our children. Ironically, of all the stuff I’ve posted on this blog, this turned out to be the most controversial. The other thing that struck me with mild amusement is no … Continue reading