The Fault In Their (Social) Gospel

As I compose this commentary, there remain segments within the American evangelical church that continue to advance and propagate the principles and tenets of the "gospel" of social justice. Increasing numbers of evangelical churches, pastors, and ministries are buying into what I consider merely a new presentation of an old soteriology: salvation by social activism. … Continue reading The Fault In Their (Social) Gospel

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Fidel Castro and the Gospel of Grace

'As I live!' declares the Lord God, 'I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways!' - Ezekiel 33:11 (NASB) Fidel Castro is dead. Depending on who you talk to, news of the Cuban dictator's demise is either … Continue reading Fidel Castro and the Gospel of Grace

The Person You Intend To Vote For In 2016 Did Not Die For You (Remember That)

Image credit: haaretz.com All politicians are sinners. [Insert "Thank you, Captain Obvious!" retort here.] We know this, of course, because we are all fallen human beings and, by nature, all fallen human beings are sinners (Romans 3:23). Nevertheless, there is a sense, I believe, in which we are hesitant, generally speaking, to apply the principle … Continue reading The Person You Intend To Vote For In 2016 Did Not Die For You (Remember That)

The Illusion of Barack Obama’s Promises to the Black Voters Who Supported Him

America is at a crossroads. Yes, yes, I know. That line is about as original as, "It was a dark and stormy night...". I realize that. Still, it is no less true. In fact, it is especially applicable for a particular segment of the American populace: blacks.  So, if I may be so bold, let … Continue reading The Illusion of Barack Obama’s Promises to the Black Voters Who Supported Him

Once Upon a Time in America…

"People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get." - Frederick Douglass Intrinsic with these words are two very significant factors in considering the ever-expanding entitlement mindset in America today: 1) a declining belief in the principle of work, and 2) a refusal to accept that … Continue reading Once Upon a Time in America…

My Commentary on the 2nd Presidential Debate

Remember last night toward the end of the second presidential debate with Mitt Romney when President Obama said, "I support the free market"? Well, actually, he doesn't. In fact, in 1998, during a talk at Loyola University in Chicago, Obama stated - and I quote - "I actually believe in redistribution", a concept rooted in … Continue reading My Commentary on the 2nd Presidential Debate

The Heart (Literally) of Racism

In these days of heightened sensitivities and political correctness that has seemingly run amok, the term 'racist' is being thrown about as quickly as a child might say "Tag, you're it!" One can barely sneeze without being labeled as racist in one way or another. There is perhaps no greater (or, lesser, depending on your perspective) example of … Continue reading The Heart (Literally) of Racism