About blclifton

BL "Bear" Clifton is a writer and pastor from Los Angeles.

There’s A Mile-Wide Chasm That’s Opened At Grand Canyon University

This past week, Grand Canyon University, a private Christian university in Phoenix, cancelled an appearance by conservative Ben Shapiro, citing a desire to “bring unity to a community that sits amidst a country that is extremely divided.” This is hardly the first time that Shapiro has had the speaking rug pulled out from under him. [...]

By |2019-02-05T12:02:01-08:00February 5th, 2019|Apologetics, Culture, Ethics|Comments Off on There’s A Mile-Wide Chasm That’s Opened At Grand Canyon University

It’s Just Gotten More Dangerous To Be An Unborn Child In New York

Every generation and culture has its ‘great’ sins which threaten to erode it from within. A good case can be made that the three great sins of our age are racism, the radical assault on sexuality and the family, and abortion. This past week has given us ample reason to reflect more deeply on the [...]

By |2019-01-26T14:58:52-08:00January 26th, 2019|Christian Behavior, Culture|Comments Off on It’s Just Gotten More Dangerous To Be An Unborn Child In New York

The Faith-Faltering Film Of Martin Scorsese

This article is from 2017 but reading it periodically helps me keep my bearings straight as a Christian writer.  Martin Scorsese's critically praised passion project Silence - which tells the story of 17th-century  Portuguese missionaries to Japan who experience the atrocities of a brutal governmental pogrom against Christianity - has largely received silence from the movie-going public, [...]

By |2019-01-22T09:23:25-08:00January 22nd, 2019|Arts, Church History|4 Comments

If I Could Say A Few Words To Andy Stanley

If I Could Say A Few Words To Andy Stanley Ican’t decide if Andy Stanley is just being needlessly provocative, or if the doctrine he believes is just running off the biblical rails. A year ago Stanley caused a ruckus by teaching that Christians need to “unhitch themselves from the Old Testament”, which he referred [...]

By |2019-01-15T08:52:45-08:00January 15th, 2019|Bible, Christian Doctrine, Theology|Comments Off on If I Could Say A Few Words To Andy Stanley

A Response To “Why Christian Movies Are So Terrible”

In the "Hollywood Film and Faith" Facebook group, a recent article was shared - "Why Christians Movies Are So Terrible" (click here) - which kicked up some dust-bunnies. I went to write a paragraph or two, but the preacher or writer in me (can't decide which was being bad) couldn't stop there. Here's my [...]

By |2019-02-19T14:19:35-08:00January 8th, 2019|Arts, Culture|Comments Off on A Response To “Why Christian Movies Are So Terrible”