Over the course of the presidential election, I have often been asked for advice on how to vote. This has been an exceedingly unpredictable and confusing process, to say the least! Scripture tells us that, “the authorities that exist are appointed by God” (Rom. 13:1). This means that whoever becomes the next president will be…

The famed Greek philosopher Aristotle identified three primary forms of government: monarchy, oligarchy, and democracy. Of the three, Aristotle favored democracy the least. He did so because he claimed it was the most easily deceived and led astray, which would result in anarchy. Aristotle believed that a healthy democracy was better than a corrupt monarchy…

In case you haven’t heard, the United States is having a presidential election in November. If you really haven’t heard, you must either have spent the last year at the International Space Station or been shipwrecked on a deserted island. It’s impossible to live in North America and not be inundated with a deluge of…

Our office regularly receives urgent requests to join someone in a protest. Christian activists become incensed about what the government or anti-Christian organization, or business is doing. In response, they urge every Christian to: sign a petition, boycott, attend a rally, or support legislation. Rarely do I comply. I admire these sincere believers for acting…

2015 has drawn to a close. Much has occurred, both good and evil. Moments of inspiration and goodness have interspersed a steady barrage of wickedness and violence. Americans have watched in horror as terrorists have committed heinous acts of cruelty upon innocent civilians in traditionally safe venues such as Paris and San Bernardino. Americans have…

The most painful experiences of my life have come at the hands of other people. My life’s most excruciating moments have occurred when others hurt me, either intentionally or accidentally. It is a harsh reality of the human existence that people hurt one another. One of the aspects of heaven that has always been appealing…

The days in which we live are dark indeed. You need only watch the news for a brief time to discern that we live in a time of evil and darkness. Ironically, despite living in the most scientific age in history, with more knowledge and information accessible to humanity than ever before, we regularly experience…

This week my father and I had our latest book published. It’s called: Flickering Lamps: Christ and His Church. We were asked to address the issue of thousands of churches that close their doors each year. Southern Baptists alone close 900 churches per year. Some of their buildings have been converted into coffee shops, businesses,…

I have always loved the story of Jesus and the disciples in Luke 5:1-11. The crowds pressed in on Jesus so forcefully that He commandeered Peter’s fishing boat so He could teach from the safe confines of the shallow waters off the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus’ teaching was so compelling crowds of…

It is sobering to realize that everyone, regardless of race, education, wealth, or fame have only one life to live. Death is society’s great equalizer. The greatest kings in history ultimately died, leaving their possessions, power, and people behind. Alexander the Great was invincible in battle, but he succumbed to death while still a young…

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