God's benevolences are always accompanied by His boundaries.
'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 question is a simple one. Does an American citizen, who is legally registered to vote, have the right to cast that vote for the candidate of his or her choice? Simple enough, right? Apparently not, depending on who you ask. The post-election lamenting of the political Left continues to garner headlines. More than a week after … Continue reading How Support for Donald Trump by the Right Exposed the Racism of the Left
Image credit: thedailybeast.com I was hoping Hillary Clinton would win. Before you jump to conclusions, allow me to explain. Creatures of Habit From the standpoint of our respective socio-political worldviews, the former Secretary of State and I could not be more diametrically opposed to one another. Hillary Clinton's self-professed admiration for eugenicist Margaret Sanger, founder of The Negro … Continue reading Why a Hillary Clinton Victory ‘Might’ Have Been Better For The Evangelical Church
Image credit: fusion.net Disclaimer: The following commentary is in response to an article published on the website fusion.net entitled Black Youth Are Going Church-Hopping and Here's Why by Tyree Boyd-Pates. It is not meant as a criticism of Mr. Boyd-Pates nor of black millennials in general. It is merely my humble attempt to respectfully engage … Continue reading Black Christian Millennials: Seeking Perfect Justice in an Imperfect World
In 1975, the band Earth, Wind, & Fire released an album entitled That's the Way of the World. Thirty years later, in 2005, Rolling Stone magazine listed the title song, Way of the World, as one of the 500 greatest songs of all time at number 337. Hauntingly pensive, Way of the World speaks to a … Continue reading The Fallacy of Gun Control as a Means of Behavior Change
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)