Team Sports & Politics

Team Sports & Politics

When I was a teen in the late 1980s and 90s, there was a great rivalry between the Chicago Bulls and the “bad boys” of the Detroit Pistons. My family on both sides are from SW Michigan (where I now live), and we are close enough to Chicago to have a lot of Chicago...
Ravi Zacharias – a Tribute by Israel Wayne

Ravi Zacharias – a Tribute by Israel Wayne

Somewhere in the mid-1990s I was introduced to Ravi Zacharias. I believe the first video I saw of him was him was an old recording of him speaking at the International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists in Amsterdam in 1983, hosted by Billy Graham. At first, it was...
Second-Degree Separation and Discernment Ministries

Second-Degree Separation and Discernment Ministries

Second-Degree Separation Second-Degree Separation, promoted by various “Discernment Ministries,” is influencing many Christians on social media these days. In theory, I believe such sites can serve a helpful purpose of exposing heresy and false teaching that is...
Angry with God? (Anger at God)

Angry with God? (Anger at God)

Angry with God? (Anger at God) There is a trend within Christian circles to casually accept the concept of being angry with God. Pastors and church leaders will often say, “It’s okay to yell at God and tell Him how you feel. He’s a big God. He can take it.” While...