It’s Time to Shed Light on the Cult of Darwinism

As much as I despise the cancel culture, if there is any cultural icon who deserves to be cancelled for racist attitudes, it is Charles Darwin. Or were you not aware of how his ideas helped fuel the fires of eugenics? I tweeted a poll on June 23, asking, “Who said this? The ‘western nations of Europe …Continue reading “It’s Time to Shed Light on the Cult of Darwinism”

Reflections from a Christian Scholar Part 5

Argument #4: The concept of “white privilege” is unjust because it blames white people today for atrocities, such as slavery or segregation, that were set up generations ago and that they had no hand in creating. It also suggests that white people today should feel guilty for racism even if they are not racists themselves.Continue reading “Reflections from a Christian Scholar Part 5”

Reflections from a Christian Scholar Part 4

Argument #3: The Black Lives Matter movement is Marxist and supportive of the LGBTQ community’s attempts to criminalize traditional, biblical views of sexuality. Response: The official Black Lives Matter movement, started by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, is indeed built on a Marxist foundation and deeply involved with LGBTQ agendas. I took an entireContinue reading “Reflections from a Christian Scholar Part 4”

Reflections from a Christian Scholar Part 3

Argument #2: Critical Race Theory is a Marxist framework, and therefore, it is antithetical to the gospel. Response: Critical Race Theory is indeed deeply informed by Marxism. As a result, I recognize that, as a Christian scholar, I will not agree with all of its tenets. However—and bear in mind, this is coming from someone whoContinue reading “Reflections from a Christian Scholar Part 3”

Reflections from a Christian Scholar Part 2

Argument #1: Like all sin, racism originates in the human heart. Therefore, the solution to racism is for people’s hearts to change. “Systemic racism,” on the other hand, is a Marxist idea. Response: The first sentence’s claim is true. If you believe in original sin (Genesis 3, Romans 5), you have to admit that any sinContinue reading “Reflections from a Christian Scholar Part 2”

Reflections from a Christian Scholar Part 1

(Today’s post will be broken down and shared over the length of the day. It is an extensive article and deserves to be digested a point at a time. Please take the time to reflect on each proposition and check its fit to your Christian worldview. It is worth the time and effort. Michael) Dr.Continue reading “Reflections from a Christian Scholar Part 1”

The Face of the Church Today

The regathering of churches for in-person services is garnering a lot of attention in both the religious and secular media. I totally get that. There are very few organizations other than churches that meet as a large group every week. The implications are significant. We are following closely as more churches open for in-person gatherings.Continue reading “The Face of the Church Today”

It Is a Sin Issue Not a Skin Issue

(This article was penned by Shane Idleman, a pastor of a multiracial congregation and staff, offers one of the best insights to the turmoil in our nation. I pray that you will read and share the article as it offers sanity and faith to a dialogue so geared to anger and hatred.) Martin Luther KingContinue reading “It Is a Sin Issue Not a Skin Issue”

If We Could Just Melt the Polar Ice

Polarized. If I were to summarize American culture and politics right now, polarized is the first word that comes to mind. Progressives and conservatives keep moving further apart. Republicans and Democrats can barely shake each other’s hands and listen to each other’s speeches, let alone work together to solve the nation’s problems. On social media, respect and civilityContinue reading “If We Could Just Melt the Polar Ice”

Is it Okay to Be Angry at God because of the Coronavirus?

You don’t have to spend much time on social media to know that people have a wide range of emotions, opinions, and ideas about COVID-19. There are those who aren’t feeling any strain at all and have enjoyed a stay-at-home order, while others have had their entire lives turned upside-down with devastating long-term effects. TheContinue reading “Is it Okay to Be Angry at God because of the Coronavirus?”