Showing posts from December, 2018

John Crist Demonstrates the Poor Thinking Skills of Modern Christians

In a recent rant on Instagram, Christian comedian John Crist demonstrated just how bad modern Christians can be at critical thought. Now, to be honest with you, I had no idea who John Crist was until about 5 minutes ago, though a quick check of YouTube showed some of his comedy to be marginally entertaining. But perhaps he should stick with entertaining rather than trying to lecture believers on matters of substance.
The subject of Crist’s rant was the criticism Lauren Daigle has received regarding her failure, when questioned, to communicate the clear teaching of Scripture on the issue of homosexuality. There is no doubt that Daigle is wrong. Perhaps she is merely Scripturally illiterate, or she is capitulating to maintain her popularity, but she is wrong. In her interview with radio host Domenick Nati, she repeats the error that so many Christians have accepted – the conclusion that if I get to know someone living in immorality, and they don’t seem like a terrible person, then I mus…

Impressions of the Shapiro-MacArthur Interview

I finally got around to listening to John MacArthur and Ben Shapiro’s discussion on Shapiro’s show from a couple of weeks ago, and I have to say that I am quite impressed. It is a discussion worth hearing, and I won’t rehash the entire thing, but you can go and listen to them here.
There are a couple of points upon which I differ slightly from MacArthur: First, I applaud his willingness to raise the question of whether the American Revolution was something Christians ought to have supported. I think it is an important discussion to have if for no other reason but that it encourages the politically-obsessed religious right to reconsider its eagerness to endorse wars and rebellion. Clearly, Christians should not be involved in revolts against the government, but to remain submissive to civil authority which God has ordained.
However, the American Revolution wasn’t really a revolution. It was a war waged by local governments against the government of Great Britain, rather than citizens …