Back in my Freshman year of college, I wrote an opinion essay in my Composition I class. My essay was entitled “Kanye West is Misunderstood.” To be honest, I wasn’t even a massive fan of West’s music but he always intrigued me. So, I decided to write. Whether or not my essay was factual is … More Is Kanye West for Real?
“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” (Psalms 119:11 ESV) In Don Whitney’s famous book Spiritual Disciplines, he gives Scripture memorization as one of the key disciplines for the Christian life. But why is that? Why is memorizing the Bible such a necessary and beneficial part … More The Benefit of Storing God’s Word in Your Heart
The question is commonly asked by skeptics of God, Christianity, etc.: Can God make a rock so heavy even He cannot lift it? To many, this is called the “omnipotent paradox” and is a nail in the coffin in regards to God’s omnipotence. This supposed “gotcha” question falls woefully short and reveals that the skeptic … More What is the Omnipotence Paradox?
The other day I saw a clip from the 2014 Shepherd’s Conference and the video was about the entitled question. Todd Friel, after rambling on and being his sometimes-dramatic self, asked the panel the simple question: is smoking pot a sin? The panel said Yes across the board—and rightfully so. But I was intrigued. I … More Is Recreational Marijuana Sinful?