In America (But Not Of America) ~ Episode #66

American Flag In Church

There are a number of spiritual dangers that we face as Christians in America. A "worldliness" has crept into us. And by that, I don't mean what movies we watch or what clothes we wear. Rather, it is our identity as Americans. As Christians baptized into the red, white, and blue, our nationalistic identity as Americans threatens to distort our view of what it means to be a Christian. In today's podcast, I talk about this pressing issue...

We Love Making Noise With Our Pots And Pans ~ Episode #65

Making Noise With Pots And Pans

Our culture has become like a child banging pots and pans together on the kitchen floor. We make plenty of noise, but have no love. Looking at 1 Corinthians 13 today, I question whether or not we really love as we ought to, and how the ultimate acid test of love is seen in how we treat our enemies.

NAACP George Floyd Protest in Charlotte: White Evangelical Teen Shares His Perspective – Episode #63

George Floyd Protest in Charlotte - NAACP

Recently the NAACP held a protest rally here in Charlotte, NC on behalf of George Floyd, who was unjustly killed by police. White evangelical teenagers are not usually among the faces you usually see at such protests. In today's podcast, I talk to one...

Conspiracy Theories Are Real (Sometimes)!?!? ~ Episode #58

Conspiracy Theories

As Americans, we love conspiracy theories. But why is that? From our founding fathers, to who really killed JFK, to the coronavirus, we always feel like someone powerful is behind the curtain pulling all the levers that make our world go round. In today's podcast, I explore the political and psychological reasons why conspiracy theories appeal to us so deeply...

The “New Normal” That The Coronavirus Will Usher In – Episode #51

New Normal - Coronavirus

Recently I talked to someone who was upset over how the coronavirus pandemic will negatively impact their Spring Break plans. I was beside myself at the thought. In light of all that is transpiring in the world, how can anyone possibly talk about Spring Break? I felt like I was talking to a person who doesn't understand the gravity of the situation we are facing. I believe in a month's time, questions about such things simply will be irrelevant. This event will likely transform the world...

My Headline Was Published By The Babylon Bee

Bernie Sanders

Recently Bernie Sanders has taken some flack in the media for a 60 Minute interview in which he praised Cuban communist dicator Fidel Castro for his literacy program. Sanders then defended this during a recent presidential debate. Inspired by this, I pitched a headline to the Babylon Bee...

Turning Our Hunger For Power Upside Down – Episode #46

Lord Of The Rings - Power

"Power" is about the ability to exercise your will over others without restraint. Sometimes this is through brute force, but other times, it comes by climbing certain social hierarchies, whether it be in academics, business, politics, or religion. I believe Jesus has called us to flip our power dynamics upside down...