Should Christians Celebrate Easter?

It is a sad truth, but there are Christians who object to the celebration of Christmas and Easter as vehemently as they oppose participation in Halloween. Like Jehovah’s Witnesses, they do not celebrate Christmas or Easter because they believe that these festivals are based on (or massively contaminated by) pagan customs and religions. The comparison…

H.G. Wells, James McGrath and Martin Luther on Evolution & the Gospel

Some people will tell you that Genesis and microbes-to-man evolution are compatible, that you just have to believe that evolution over millions of years was the process by which God created. In fact, shortly after I re-dedicated my life to God 20 years ago, my wife asked me, “What about evolution?” I told her that…

Creationism – Just Too Divisive?

Did you know that USAmerica has over 600 separate Christian denominations? Each of these movements is testimony to our commitment to doctrinal purity, but they also give evidence to a pervasive problem within the Body of Christ: Our tendency toward division and schism rather than unity when we disagree. Frankly, that’s the light some Christian…

Is Creationism a Side Issue?

Even amongst Bible-believing Christians, not everyone embraces Biblical Creationism and Catastrophism, even though the plain meaning of the Bible expressly teaches a literal 6-day Creation and a world-wide flood. There are a variety of reasons given for rejecting the plain meaning of Scripture in favor of views that accomodate long ages. Some bow before the…

Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday? or Why It’s OK To Celebrate Christmas 

When I was a kid, there were folks talking about how secular society was minimizing Christian influence during the Christmas season. In the name of being tolerant, there were those who said that you couldn’t say “Merry Christmas.” You had to say “Happy Holidays,” or better yet “Season’s Greetings. ” School children were encouraged to…

The Avengers: Age of Ultron & the Evangelical Fish Bowl

[Warning! Spoiler Alert! This post concerns The Avengers: Age of Ultron and contains Spoilers.] On May 14, 2015, Steve Camp, pastor of Cross Church wrote a post on Facebook entitled: “WAKE UP CHURCH: Reverence Matters.” In that post, he wrote the following after seeing The Avengers: Age of Ultron: “Recently saw new Avenger movie. Incredible…

On the Compatibility of Christian Faith & Evolution: Which Atheist is Lying To Us?

This weekend, atheist Dr. Michael Zimmerman is once again encouraging churches to preach Darwin from their pulpits. He claims that his Clergy Letter Project, signed by over 12,000 members of predominantly liberal clergy, shows that evolution and Christianity are compatible so long as we define religious truth as dealing with doctrine and morality and scientific…

Christmas & the Archko Library

Every Christmas and Easter, I get tons of hits on The Archko Volume, or Archko Library by the Rev. W. D. Mahan. Proponents of this work of pseudo-apocrypha, including televangelist Benny Hinn, claim that the Archko Volue is an authentic historical work recovered from the Vatican Library which authenticates many of the events of the…