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

Easter – The Most Important Event In Human History

A man, his wife, and mother-in-law went on vacation to Jerusalem.  While they were there, the mother-in-law passed away.  An undertaker told them, “You can have her shipped home for $5,000, or you can bury her here in the Holy Land for $150.”  The man thought about it and told the undertaker he would just have [...]

By |2018-03-30T14:10:45-07:00March 30th, 2018|Apologetics, Christian Doctrine, Church History|Comments Off on Easter – The Most Important Event In Human History

The Coming Republican Party Civil War And A Little Known 4th-Century Religious Schism

Watching the Republican party these past few weeks has reminded me of the old Donatist controversy. You remember that, don’t you? Way back in the 4th century, around the time of St. Augustine. What?! You haven’t heard of it? My goodness, what don’t they teach in school these days? Back in the last decade of [...]

By |2017-05-20T18:37:10-07:00October 23rd, 2016|Church History, Politics|Comments Off on The Coming Republican Party Civil War And A Little Known 4th-Century Religious Schism

The Story Of John Wycliffe

It's "Bible Week" in my home church of Grace. We're encouraging our people to read the Bible daily for 15 minutes. If you don't have a Bible-reading regimen, then we encourage you to read the Gospel of Luke, so that you can watch and hear Jesus up close and in action. Before you turn into [...]

By |2017-05-20T18:37:14-07:00February 2nd, 2016|Bible, Church History|Comments Off on The Story Of John Wycliffe