Antichrist Goes Woke: Why You Should Watch “What Is a Woman?”

If you haven't heard already, on Wednesday the Daily Wire released a new documentary called What Is a Woman? The film stars Matt Walsh as he goes on quest through the murky waters of the transgender ideology to discover if anyone is able to answer the titular question. As any who have listened to Walsh's …

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Judging the Gods | Exodus 12:12

and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD. Exodus 12:12 ESV We have already observed that the plagues of Egypt often targeted specific Egyptian gods. The prelude sign of the staff turning into a serpent displayed God’s superiority of the power of Pharaoh, which Pharaoh sought to invoke …

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Skin-Deep Secularism: Thoughts on Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3HR20Pc0ASkIK1XwjG6yjt?si=EIhDZOMRS_2CcvifnqDH5A If you haven’t heard, the Middle-earth series that Amazon is dropping an unbelievable amount of money to produce is called The Rings of Power. Its first trailer came out a few weeks ago, and it was met with a sizable negative response. In fact, most of the positive reactions that I have encountered essentially …

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Why Did God Harden Pharaoh’s Heart?

During our study of Exodus 4:18-31, we encountered this difficult statement from God that He spoke to Moses: “When you go back to Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the miracles that I have put in your power. But I will harden his heart, so that he will not let the people go” …

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Being Authentic Isn’t Good Enough

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Pl3voGVXP5rbDY5ypHLlE?si=BlrxNQczSKalbFPKlSOzWg It is no secret that many today hunger for authenticity. And that really shouldn’t come as surprise. Photoshop, deepfakes, and curated social media profiles don’t exactly strengthen the bonds of societal trust. Indeed, I question whether authenticity is even possible on social media particularly. Is it not a fool’s errand to think that anyone …

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Deceiving the Serpent: Was It Sin for the Midwives to Deceive Pharaoh?

Even if we were to study a book of the Bible one verse at a time, there would still be no way extracting every nugget of truth and wisdom from its pages, so given the pace with which we will be studying Exodus (often moving one chapter or more per week), there will obviously be …

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Looking Forward | Looking Back (2021)

Today we say goodbye to 2021 and make ourselves ready for 2022. As I did last year, I would like to make my final post of the year one that both looks forward to what the new year might hold as well as looking back on some highlights of the previous year. So, what’s the …

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Visionless in a Visual Age

https://open.spotify.com/episode/55jpBoVCr069TdWrh0zmM9?si=Hasc9NoeQmWgpp50z-y_nQ I have a thought or two about the whole Kyle Rittenhouse trial and verdict. But let me first say that I am glad that the calling of a pastor does not include the requirement of being a cultural commentator. I am too slow of thought to have something scriptural and meaningful say before social …

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C. S. Lewis, Fantasy, & Scaring Children

I have recently been reading through a few of C. S. Lewis’ essays on fantasy (compiled in the book Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories[1])and came across the following paragraph within an essay titled “On Three Ways of Writing for Children,” which was very intriguing since I have recently discussed the relationship between children and …

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Is Disney or Scripture Catechizing Your Child’s Imagination?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5VXYz18jSudWE5MiuQMsOk?si=tGB8nwZsRXeyVRXEmcXTbw Before we can discuss the titular question, allow me to lay out a very brief but necessary biblical framework for the importance of passing down stories to our children. Deuteronomy 6:4-9 is a foundational text within all of Scripture for, at least, three reasons. First, it provides the great confession of the Old Testament: …

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