Reasons to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Last week, I saw an interesting hashtag trend on Twitter: #ReasonsToSkipThanksgiving. The comments were mostly what a person would expect. Jokes about family arguments, political jabs, and angst over the well-being of turkeys filled my Twitter feed. There were also … Continued

When “Free” Doesn’t Mean Free

Several years ago, some friends invited me to join them for the home opener of the newly crowned (again) Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Going through the front gate, we were each given a “free” Steelers poster to be decorated … Continued

Jailed for Her Beliefs?

Kim Davis. Does the name sound familiar? Perhaps, you know her better as the Kentucky clerk who was defied the Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. According to her lawyers, issuing a marriage license to … Continued

Is the Death Penalty Barbaric?

Conservatives demand it as necessary; liberals protest it as unloving. But what, we might wonder, does God think about capital punishment? The death penalty was common under the Mosaic Law, but the Law doesn’t accurately reflect God’s heart. Furthermore, to … Continued

The Canaanite Express Steams On!

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In case you’ve been vacationing on Mars and haven’t heard, Cecil the beloved lion is dead, lured from a Zimbabwe game preserve and shot by an arrow from the bow of Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer. The Internet has exploded with … Continued

Why You’ve Lost Even If You Won

While on anniversary getaways with another couple, we would often play guys against the gals board or card games. Our wonderful wives rubbed it in when they won and gave us a difficult time when they lost. It didn’t take … Continued

What Is Truth?

It was a scene for the ages. The beaten and bloody Jesus of Nazareth stood weakly before the notorious Pontius Pilate. Surprisingly, Jesus—the man about to be tortured to death—exuded confidence, while the Roman prefect of Judea found himself internally … Continued

Justice in Baltimore?

It has never before happened in the history of Major League Baseball—two teams playing a regular-season game in an empty stadium. It’s not that and estimated 30,000 fans didn’t want to watch from the stands as the Baltimore Orioles scored … Continued