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Is God Pleased Fred Phelps is Dead?

By now, anyone reading this post has likely heard of the passing of Fred Phelps. If you weren’t familiar with the name, he is most known for being the leader of Westboro Baptist Church (WBC). Let me give you an example to help you see just how irrational and aberrant WBC is. My brother-in-law, (with […]

Continued Conversation with a HyperCalvinist?

If you did not read this post then the post you are currently reading may not make sense. A couple weeks ago, I received an email from someone concerned about the gospel I proclaim and how I declare it. Herein is the next installment. My words are marked by the offset. Mike, I appreciate your […]

Real Friendship Includes the Gospel

Real friendship includes the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many will disagree with me for this nit-picky point, but it is a point to be made, however tangential to the primary argument it is. I discovered an article via Twitter this week. Overall, the article made good points. Mostly the same rational points made by every […]

Prayer, God’s Sovereignty & Praying in the Name of Jesus

Listen to the conclusion of the teaching on witchcraft in regard to “the prayer of Jabez.” Some questions to consider when reviewing the disciple’s prayer: 1. Is it okay to repeat yourself in your prayers? 2. Is it okay to pray in public? Can we pray with others? 3. Why pray if God is sovereign? […]

Short (I promise) Santa Rant

Annually in December, the war on Xmas, the defamation of Santa and the general degradation of Christian dialogue begins on the twitter and the facebook. Blog posts are published, young (new) believers are educated, and many people are challenged to think about the why of some of their traditions. This is not a bad thing. […]

Can We Put the X Back in Xmas?

This is a repost from 2010, but I always think it is worth revisiting. I’m sure you’re thinking, what a strange name for a post. You probably think I’m the type of guy who always puts the “Christ” in Christmas. In fact, if I was you, I’d guess that Michael Coughlin is the type of […]

He’s Still Redeeming the Lost

In July 2012, I went to lunch with a co-worker named Matt Smith. Since there are 3 Matt Smiths where I work, he is commonly referred to as MS2. The conversation was intentionally spiritual. It got very uncomfortable at times as he explained to me a complete mental understanding of the gospel, even rather deep […]