Sexual Abuse, Pedophilia And The Church

Mar 23rd, 2019 | By

In mid-February 2019, The Houston Chronicle published a series of articles exposing with “painfully specific documentation,” hundreds of sexual abusers who have worked within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) over the last 20 years.



Acts 25:7-26:32

Mar 22nd, 2019 | By

Paul pleads his case & the case for Christ before King Agrippa.



Thinking Biblically About Democratic Socialism

Mar 16th, 2019 | By

Some in the progressive left of the Democratic Party are advocating a form of “Democratic Socialism” as the solution to “the inequality in American society and to an economy rigged in the favor of vested interests.” Bernie Sanders is of course the standard bearer of this movement (and to some extent, Elizabeth Warren), but it is now being energized by more radical socialists, principally Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.



Acts 23:14-25:7

Mar 15th, 2019 | By

Paul is taken into custody & makes his plea to Felix, the Roman governor at Caesarea, who leaves Paul in jail & his case goes unheard. The case drags on for 2 years, & is taken up by Festus.



Are We Entering The Era Of “The Strongman?”

Mar 9th, 2019 | By

One of the major political struggles of our day is whether nations are embracing a democratic order, centered in the will of the people, or an authoritarian one, characterized by a strongman who satisfies the demand for a more muscular, assertive leader. After World War II, the optimistic vision was of a more democratic, open world with free trade, open borders and empowered citizens throughout the world. That vision appears to be dead. In fact, some would argue that the world is embracing a more authoritarian order.



Acts 22:1-23:13

Mar 6th, 2019 | By

Paul addresses the Jews at Jerusalem, making his case with his credentials, upbringing, and zeal for God’s Word, in sharing how Jesus is the Messiah. The Sanhedrin become divided, which leads to a plot to kill Paul.



Ethics: The Unthinkable Becoming Acceptable

Mar 2nd, 2019 | By

Years ago, I read an article written by the late Chuck Colson, who made this observation about ethical issues in Western Civilization: “What was once unthinkable, become debatable and then gradually becomes acceptable.” I do not know whether this was original with Colson or whether he borrowed it from someone else, but many times I have affirmed the accuracy of this reflection. I guess I have become hardened as I have gotten older, but I find myself rarely stunned by cultural accommodation anymore. Developments I once regarded as unthinkable are now accepted widely and enthusiastically.



Acts 20:32-21:40

Mar 1st, 2019 | By

Paul returns to Jerusalem: his presence stirs the city, leading to his arrest.