The Chief End of Man

The current pandemic has seen more than just the loss of life and livelihood. For many people it feels like the loss of identity and purpose too.  Who are we if we aren’t actively involved in this, that or the other? What purpose do we serve if we no longer have a job? Of what…

THE DAILY DIRGE — Street Evangelist Coaxes Unbelievers With Toilet Paper…Hundreds Saved

BUSHWHACK, Texas — Like in most towns across America fighting to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, life has changed for just about everyone in Bushwhack. Everyone that is except for local street evangelist and fifth member of the Bushwhack Baptist Quartet, Charlie Ton.   Known for his theatrical and often controversial approach to evangelism, Charlie sees the…

The Christian Response to the Coronavirus

Image courtesy of The Patriot Post It’s strange times we’re living in. What began as a mysterious virus in China has become a global pandemic that’s completely reshaped our world.  Self-quarantines, government mandated shutdowns, economic unrest, grocery store shelves wiped clean, people fighting over toilet paper and hand sanitizer... If we weren't living it, it…

Are You Ready to Die?

Four Strings of the Violin by Edward Okun Is there a more sobering question...are you ready to die? Living in an era where death is far removed from social conscious, where there's no threat of plague or persecution looming over us as it did in ages past (and still does in some parts of the…

Single in Christ is Not Falling Short of God’s Best

If you’re reading this, it means you survived the holidays. That’s no small feat—weathering the forced family photos, uncomfortable political debates, and being asked on twenty-six different occasions why you aren’t married. Good times. But seriously, from one single woman to another, the holidays can be tough. From engagement announcements to winter weddings to New…

Ebenezer Scrooge & the Bitter Christian

Photo Credit: Harry Furniss "The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice." A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens  In deciding what to write to kick off the month of December, I couldn’t…