The silly season

Did you happen to watch CNN the other day?  If you didn’t then let me inform you of the coming seasonal change.  No I don’t mean spring, not anything like that rather it is that season that typically happens twice a year around two major Christian holidays.  I can see the light dawning in your…

Movie Review: The Investigator

Director: Curtis Graham Writer: Richard A. Romano Cast:Wade Williams, David M. Sanborn, Kevin White, Logan Alderman, Evan Brady, Dayton Sinkia, Carlos Garriga, Jonathan Cho. Plot: James Buonocore is a twenty year veteran of the police, he has a pretty wife who is pregnant with their son and a brother whose an award winning actor on…

Trappings of Tradition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it? The Facebook page “Boycott Shopping on Thanksgiving Day” has 10,000 likes.  Apparently, if you shop on Thanksgiving, you are forcing people to have to work and needlessly keeping them from their families. The right thing to do, according to the page, is to rest…

Visitors in the Potter’s House

In January 2012, I took a class taught by Justin Peters at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary entitled “Theology of the Word of Faith Movement.” One of the assignments we were given was to attend a Word of Faith church or conference in the area and write an essay detailing our experience.. I chose to attend…

Veneration of the Saints?

Nearly 500 years ago on October 31, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door at Castle Church in Wittenberg. In so doing, he stamped out Halloween and paved the way for Reformation Day! Well, hardly, but in evangelical and reformed circles that sometimes seems to be how the story goes. No longer do…