Everyone loves a hero. The literature, mythology, and even historical narratives of every culture include countless tales of the heroic. There is just something special about that one character in the tale that, despite seemingly insurmountable odds, stands in the way of the malevolent force and overcomes. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes and... Continue Reading →
Is anyone listening?
(AP Photo/Noah Berger) Somewhere in Milwaukee, a jury is deliberating. I cannot imagine the depths of their struggle in this moment. Every one of them must be aware that they have a role in an historic moment. Sadly, no matter what they decide regarding the criminal counts against former police officer Derek Chauvin, there will... Continue Reading →
MTAC Podcast #034, Victor Marx
NEW EPISODE ALERT! As a child, Victor Marx was abused vicously and left for dead in a commercial cooler. Today he is a high risk humanitarian who operates in some of the most dangerous areas of the world. He has seen, he has done, and he has something to say! Don't miss this episode! Listen... Continue Reading →
Scorning the Sundial?
Sundial at Middleton Place, Summerville, SC The sundial does not create the time. It bears no responsibility in placing the sun upon it's path, or even in failing to function when the sun is hidden. It doesn't arbitrarily choose where to place a shadow. It simply communicates things as they are. In life, be careful... Continue Reading →
Sprinkle, Walker, and Questions about Lee University’s LGBTQ Controversy
Controversy and academia go hand-in-hand. Universities have long been the incubators of difficult conversations and the epicenter of groundbreaking revolution in thought. Throw in thousands of young people who are still in the throes of self-discovery, developing their world views, and therein lies the perfect recipe for perpetual angst. For this reason, nearly every campus... Continue Reading →
The Slate of our Soul
Numbers. Numbers were everywhere in 2020. Whether it was COVID-19 cases, deaths, racially sorted arrest statistics, electoral tallies, or jobs gained and lost, we were surrounded by numbers last year. Perhaps we always are. And, that may not be a bad thing. Without numbers, tallies, and scores we would never make sense of the world... Continue Reading →
Section 230 and the Church, is it friend or foe?
If you are like most Americans, you do not stay abreast of the multitude of statutes and regulations that rule the nation you call home. Every year, there are laws that are passed, or changed, that seemingly have little effect on your daily life. For the most part, you do not even hear these changes.... Continue Reading →
Silencing Dangerous Prayer
What would it take to make you stop praying for your enemies? Christian martyrs were known for giving praise to God or praying for their executioners. This action would often create confusion among the crowd, and the executioners themselves, regarding whether the Christian should have been put to death. Hans Bret was scheduled for execution... Continue Reading →
Joe Biden, Raphael Warnock, and the rise of “pro-choice Christianity”
For decades, the Catholic church has been among the most vocal institutions in the world regarding the sanctity of life. The stereotypical large Catholic family was "birthed" in the belief, held for years by Catholics, that even birth control was sinful. Intentionally ending the life of a child, or even preventing conception, was considered an... Continue Reading →
Christians and the COVID-19 Vaccine
After the most accelerated research process in history, it appears a vaccine has been created for the novel coronavirus that plagued 2020. Following billions of dollars in spending and governments around the globe slashing red tape to expedite the process, it seems the scientific effort has paid off. Although, this article will not go down... Continue Reading →
Stay in your lane
I originally posted this in a forum for leaders, but I feel it applies to all believers in some ways. When Copernicus first asserted that the world moved, he was derided by the secular and condemned by the sacred. Luther is reported to have called him a fool (whether he actually went quite that far... Continue Reading →
Known by your HATE?
Anger. It is everywhere. Cities have been rocked by angry mobs of people making their way through the streets. Some have even destroyed and defaced property as they expressed their outrage. Social media feeds are full of conflicting view, each comment section brimming with vitriolic disagreement and personal insults. We are hard-pressed to find the... Continue Reading →
Reading Suggestions 11/13/20
There is so much information available that it is often hard to know where to look for good content. Here are a few things I have read over the last week that I believe you will find beneficial. Click on the article description to read content from great sources. This article from reasons.org explains how... Continue Reading →
Do you have a case of 2020? This may be the cure.
There is no doubt that 2020 has been a trying year for most of us. Whether it be social unrest, a deadly virus, job layoffs, and a lockdowns that limited travel, most people have at least one reason for increased anxiety. Throw in a few "typical" difficult life events, and you have a recipe for... Continue Reading →
Unity? I can’t.
President-elect Joe Biden has called for unity in several of his appearances over the last week. After recent events have ranged from racial tension to political turmoil, it is certainly a fitting call. The call for peace is one that resonates with the heart of believers. However, what does that really mean to Christians? Can... Continue Reading →
Now what? Moving forward after the election.
It has been a week since our nation went to the polls for the 2020 election. What a week it has been! Even as local, and most state, elections moved forward as usual, the presidential election is still tumultuous. One side claims victory, while the other side claims it has been cheated. And here we... Continue Reading →
Check the Dead
Today marks the birth, and presumed death of Harry Ironside. At the time of his birth, Ironside was laid aside as dead. His mother, having struggled during the birth was thought to be dying and drew the attention of all in the room as they sought to save her from the death her baby had... Continue Reading →
The birthday of a god?
2,082 years ago, on September 23, Gaius Octavius was born. You probably know of him as Caesar Augustus, the Emperor of Rome when Christ was born. After his death at the age of 74, he became the first Roman Emperor to be declared a god. He was a "big deal" to the Roman empire and... Continue Reading →
It Starts with a Stare
The intensity of his stare. Every time I think of this moment, that is what comes to mind. His skill with the scissors was apparent. He deftly made minute cut after minute cut, carefully rotating the paper in his hands. When he was finished, the street artist handed us a perfect silhouette of my little... Continue Reading →
Conscience, your Doorkeeper
In 1 Peter 3, the apostle tells the church to "Have a good conscience so that evildoers who speak evil of you and falsely accuse your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed." He we was warning them that, even when doing good, slander and attack would be a part of their lives. I must... Continue Reading →