Introduction Capital punishment has been a hotly debated topic around the world, especially among the Western world. Some countries utilize it for non-capital offenses and others have abolished it altogether. The legitimacy of a government being able to take the life of an individual, as guilty as they may be, is increasingly brought into question. … Continue reading Should the United States Abolish Capital Punishment?
I was addicted to drugs at 18 years old. I started developing an addiction at 14 and had a daily habit by 15. When I was 18, I began working for a guy at a mall kiosk who was a Christian. Through many conversations, he would seek to convince me why Christianity was true. For a year, … Continue reading 4 Ways My Pastor Counseled Me through Drug Addiction
I often will explain to Christians when talking about race relations in America, that slavery, black codes, Jim Crow, and years of racist policy has drastic effects today for black and brown people. Generally, if they give me enough time to explain in detail how my assertion is true, and if they are honest learners … Continue reading Race Relations and ‘Bearing One Another’s Burdens’: A Brief Meditation
Introduction I write from the Southeast, more specifically I write from Alabama. Here it is not uncommon, in fact, it is the norm, to have a church led by one pastor, generally called the senior pastor. There seems amongst most Southern Baptist congregations a general skepticism of any more than one pastor. Is this normal? Perhaps, … Continue reading Led by Elders: True Baptist Tradition
Philosophy is a term and practice that unfortunately, can seem almost taboo in the Christian circle. Christians can appear suspicious of it as if it were a practice to be avoided at all costs. These suspicions, of course, can seem well grounded. After all, if one sticks around the church long enough, they will most … Continue reading What is Philosophy?: Its Importance for the Christian
Introduction In most of Christian history there has been different beliefs on God’s sovereignty, especially in regards to how he interacts with humans. As theologians and philosophers have wrestled with their beliefs of God’s sovereignty over history, they have often had a hard time reconciling that with humanity’s responsibility, or free agency. A difficulty … Continue reading God’s Providential Governance
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