Heaven and Hell according to ‘The Punisher’

A few years ago, I enjoyed binge watching Marvel's The Punisher on Netflix. Sadly, the show has now been cancelled, but perhaps it will show up again at some point? Season two was particularly interesting for a variety of reasons. Warning, if you haven't watched the series, there are some spoilers ahead. The themes of … Continue reading Heaven and Hell according to ‘The Punisher’

Let judgement begin with the House of God.

Twice today I was compelled to comment on public posts made by Christian pastors commenting on the events of January 6th, when Trump supporters encouraged by the President's remarks felt justified in storming the Capitol resulting in death and destruction. It seems there is some movement now among many who endorsed the Presidency of Trump … Continue reading Let judgement begin with the House of God.

What is really good about your church?

During my time as a professor of communication studies at Louisiana College I taught a class entitled  “Defending Christianity in the media and marketplace.” The idea behind the class was to challenge students to explore and understand the culture so that they could be better equipped to defend Christianity in a culturally effective way. As their … Continue reading What is really good about your church?

Evaluating bad preaching and other poor communication of the gospel.

Have you ever been misunderstood? Often the words that issue from our mouths are not the words heard by our listeners. I recall speaking with a student who was working to finish a research paper. I asked her in my Northeastern Arkansas vernacular, “How much do you ‘like’ to be done?” She responded, “I haven’t … Continue reading Evaluating bad preaching and other poor communication of the gospel.