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...
A Guide for Giving to Christian Charities

A Guide for Giving to Christian Charities

As individual Christians, we have a Biblical mandate to help those in need and expand the work of evangelism around the world. Before you give to Christian charities or any non-profit organization, please check them out first, and make sure they are good financial...
Taking Communion in an Unworthy Manner

Taking Communion in an Unworthy Manner

(I want to preface this article by saying I could be wrong on points in this article, but I don’t think I could be wrong on the main point.) When I was speaking at a conference in England, I was engaged in a conversation with a Christian brother who believes that...
Humor — An Untapped Christian Apologetic

Humor — An Untapped Christian Apologetic

The existence of humor in the universe is a powerful argument for the existence of God. Have you ever noticed that newborn babies do not laugh? Why is that? No matter what you do, they will not laugh. The reason for that is they do not understand language and they do...
To Christians Who Don’t Read Books

To Christians Who Don’t Read Books

I often meet Christians who don’t read books. They don’t even read Christian books. Some are rather ashamed of this, but others seem quite proud of it. Their reasons vary, but there are a few fairly predictable categories. They don’t have time. They...