Reminders on #MemorialDay / Reminder From @KSPrior

Today, Monday, May 28, 2018, is observed as Memorial Day for Americans. While today is that for me , it is also the day that my daughter becomes just 7 days old. While I remember to observe Memorial Day for those precious lives lost serving in the United States Armed Forces protecting my freedoms, I…

The Difficulty with Becoming an #Orthodox #Christian

(Photo from https://tinybuddha.com/blog/when-we-hold-onto-relationships-that-hurt-us/) In the past year, my interest in the Orthodox Christian Church turned from an interest to an outright love.  Although I am just a catechumen with much more to learn and understand, it has been a blessing to me to participate in and attend the Divine Liturgies.  It has been a call to…

Christian and Gay? What’s Your Motivation?

[This Presupposes that You’re a Christian.]      Where did you first get the idea that being “gay” was okay?  Where did you first find the idea that a person might be “born gay?”  Where did you initially read or study God’s Word and think to yourself (as you struggled with thoughts of same-sex attraction): “This…

To The #Christian #Movie-Goer and The Christian #Actor

Let me start this off by saying that I love movies and I love podcasts.  Love podcasts more though because I find out a lot more information this way and movies typically are for entertainment.  So, I try to listen to a lot of podcasts just to help my own thinking.  I listen to a…

YOU CAN’T “STRATEGIZE” SPIRITUALITY

1 Corinthians 3:7 = “So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. (NIV)” John 6:63 = “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you–they are full of the Spirit and life. (NIV)” John 6:65 =…

To be #Young, #Christian, and #Black (#African-#American)

Recently I was listening an old episode of the podcast of the Trackstarz and the question was asked, “Are Black people really Christians?”  I must admit I was slightly taken aback (in a good way).  Not because I felt offended in any way, but because here are young, Christian African-Americans, who are taking the time to…

Why You Should Watch Your Theology?

I believe that the study of theology has become more important to my life in the last three years than its ever been.  The older I have gotten, and the more I have grown in my love of Jesus Christ, the more I see how important it is for people to “watch your theology.”  When…

The Decline of Christianity in America

[This is the “paper” that I delivered to a group of students (from South Georgia State College) and other citizens from the community of Coffee County, Georgia.  I did not go into every point in depth (due to time restraints), but hopefully it will encourage readers to think.] On the topic of the decline of Christianity…

The Lack of Love in Our Arguments

As a person that is interested in defending the Christian faith, a part of what I am trying to grow in is sharing arguments for different aspects of what I believe, from the existence of God to why we can believe that Jesus really did rise from the grave. Here is my problem: I am…