Free Speech for Believers

During the past few years, a steady litany of complaints about cancel culture on college campuses and Big Tech censorship has droned discordantly in the backdrop of our collective consciousness. The wretched and wrenching events of January 6 proved an unnerving crescendo. First came the deplatforming of individuals and groups associated with the violence atContinue reading “Free Speech for Believers”

Is Gambling a Sin?

The Bible does not specifically condemn gambling, betting, or the lottery. The Bible does warn us, however, to stay away from the love of money (1 Timothy 6:10; Hebrews 13:5). Scripture also encourages us to stay away from attempts to “get rich quick” (Proverbs 13:11; 23:5; Ecclesiastes 5:10). Gambling most definitely is focused on theContinue reading “Is Gambling a Sin?”

We Are Supposed Play Nice, Right?

One of the good things about writing a book is learning a lot of new things about the subject, and this new book isn’t an exception. As I’ve studied Scripture, and thought and prayed about laughter and lament, sometimes I’ve felt like I’m drinking from a fire hydrant. It’s hard to absorb all the manyContinue reading “We Are Supposed Play Nice, Right?”