Hypocrisy as Apologetic

The Salem Witch Trials. Forced Conversions of Native Americans. The Inquisitions. The Crusades. The list goes on. These are some of the gross sins of Christendom. They represent moral objections to the faith. At face value, they seem intimidating. There’s the temptation to avoid the issue entirely or gloss over it. Liberal “churches” seem to…

WV House Speaker Flunks Democracy

I came across a recnt article in The Charleston Gazette entitled, “House OKs $5,000 raise,” which included the following note: “House Speaker Rick Thompson, D-Wayne, noted lawmakers had not received a pay increase since 1994. he said he was proud of the membership for standing up to public pressure. [Front page of The Charleston Gazette,…

Playing Church

In all of our well-intentioned efforts, there is an all-too-common error we can fall into in the name of Christianity: playing “church”. When I was a kid, we played make-believe a lot. We’d play “house”, “school” (no fun, unless you get to be the teacher!), “cops and robbers”, “cowboys and indians”, and anything else that…

Pro-Life Demonstration Goes Too Far

On my way to work this morning I was greeted with graphic images of the dismembered, mutilated and even decapitated bodies of aborted babies. A busload of public school students was also subjected to this grotesque display. I am pro-life. As the product of an alleged rape and the father of a premature infant, I am well…

Wrestling With GOD

My baby seemed the tiniest of them all, weighing only 1 lb 11 1/2 ounces at birth. I stared at him for an eternity, trying to comprehend how he could be that small and still be alive. Trying to figure out what had happened and how I should react. Should I feel joy or despair? Fear…