Series Archive

Welcome to my series page.  Here you will find any of the blog series I’ve done, including the hits.
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2013 Church Directory (Abridged)
99% of the People You Meet At a Christian College
33 Judgemental Churchgoers Who Are Disappointed in You
Resolutions for Responding to Violent Tragedy
The 10 Suggestions: A Public School Solution
Was Hitler a Christian?
If Guns Kill People, Spoons Make You Fat
Lighting Chinese Floating Lanterns: The Importance of Following Directions
Blacksburgia: The show
The Title of This Post is Controversial
He Brews: The Coffee Christianity Obsession
13 Things Romans 13:1 Doesn’t Say
No Law Against
For God So Loved [Insert Country]

A Faith Not Worth Fighting Forchapter-by-chapter review
Ch1: Aren’t Pacifists Passive?
Ch2: Can We Let Neighbors Die?
Ch3 What if Someone Were Attacking a Loved One?
Ch4 What About Hitler?
Ch5 What About Calling the Police?
Ch6 What About Killing Freedom?
Ch7 Should a Nation Turn the Other Cheek?
Ch8 What About War and Violence in the Old Testament?
Ch9 Let Every Soul Be Subject?
Ch10 Did Jesus Bring Peace, or a Sword?
Ch11 What About the Centurion?
Ch12 Didn’t Jesus use a Whip?
Ch 13 What About the Warrior Jesus?
Review End: A Closure of Thoughts

Is Christianity a Western Religion?—on the Universality of Christ
1: On Whom was it Founded?
2: Where Did it Spread to?
3: Is the West the Cradle of Christianity?
4: What about the East?
5: The Bible Across the World
6: Eastern Orthodox
7: Persecution in the West
8: Western Creeds
9: “Born” In Greek Culture, Not Of It
10: Does Christianity Claim Western Heritage?
11: Where in the World is Christianity Found?
12: Pillars of Western Values
13: Western Orientalism
14: Eastern Influence in the West
15: Back to Jewish Roots
Conclusion: Not Western, Not Eastern–Christ is for all

Why So Many Christians…
Vote Republican
Vote Democrat
Vote Libertarian
Not vote in political elections

The Gospel and the “5-Step Plan of Salvation”
1: Introduction
2: Church History and the origin of the “5 steps”
3: Examining Each Step
4: Issues with the Formula (and what’s missing)
5: The Scheme of Redemption, the Ministry of Regeneration

The KJV: Is It THE Bible?—A series on the KJV-Only Schism
1: Introduction—A Plea to KJV-Only Advocates
2: A Brief History of a Politically Charged Translation—Making the KJV
3: Lost in Translation—Remember, it’s a translation
4: Jacobean English—Antiquated Language Issues
5: Linguistic Prejudice—The Myth of “High English”
6: Would Any Other Translation Be Vulgar?—Koine Greek and “Low English”
7: Which KJV Are We Talking About?—Different KJV Editions
8: Textual Errors and Inconsistencies
9: Paraphrases and Biased Renderings
10: Divided Verses; Divided Minds— Book-chapter-verse-ism
11: “So What Translation Do You Prefer, If Not the KJV Only?“—Other translations
Conclusion: What To Do with and about the KJV

The Omnivore’s DilemmaA Digest
1: Corn-flation
2: The Feedlot, Grocer and McD’s
3: All Flesh is Grass
4: Big Organic and the Supermarket Pastoral
5: (How) Should People Hunt and Eat Tasty Animals?
6: Toward Resolving Our Food Dilemmas

“Electing Faithfulness”—blog series leading up to the 2012 Presidential election
1: Considering Third Roads-alternatives to the two parties
2: Still Riding the Ron Paul Revolution-why “Lesserevilism” is bad for my conscience
3: Respect the Charter-why the Constitution matters
4: All About the Benjamins—Economy
5: Swords into Ploughshares—Foreign Policy
6: Civil Rights for the Unborn Class—Abortion
7: Consult Your Doctor—Health care
8: War on Some Drugs—Cannabis and Prisons
9: Our Future; Our Students—Education
10: Remaining Issues—Immigration, Marriage Regulation, Energy & Environment, Torture, Guns
Conclusion: Thoughts before walking into the booth
Epilogue: All Hail the King!

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses—A Study with a Skeptic
1. The Study Begins
2. History, Jesus, and the Holocaust
3. Papias, Papias, and more Papias
4. Names of Witnesses
5. The Twelve
6. Inclusio-“From the Beginning
7. The Gospel of Mark
8. John the Beloved
9. Is Oral Tradition Trustworthy?
10. Testimony and Memory
11. Transmitting the Jesus of Testimony
12. Conclusion and Reflection

1 Peter 3:15 and a Loving Apologetic
Part 1: Examining the entire verse
Part 2: The verse in context of the chapter
Part 3: The verse in context of the entire letter
Part 4: Applications I could have used in my youth

English Teachers of My Youth
6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade, Creative Writing/Journalism, 12th grade

Book Reviews
The Hunger Games by Suzanna Collins
A Faith Not Worth Fighting For edited by Tripp York and Justin Bronson Barringer
Wonder by R.J. Palacio (book trailer)
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Blue Like Jazz (and the film)
The Great Gatsby (and the film)
Parenting with Love and Logic by Cline and Fay
A Shot of Faith to the Head by Mitch Stokes [bad title, great book]
The Derision of Heaven by Michael Whitworth
Bethlehem Road by Michael Whitworth
Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller
AHA by Kyle Idleman
A Farewell to Mars by Brian Zahn
How To Teach Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
The Outlaw Album by Daniel Woodrell
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Paper Towns by John Green (in 3 parts: Strings, Grass, and The Vessel)
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Every Day by David Levathan
The Circle by Dave Eggers (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard
Graphic the Valley by Peter Hoffmeister
Unwind by Neil Schusterman
“The Displaced Person” by Flannery O’Connor (part 1, part 2, part 3)
The Parade by Dave Eggers
8 Reasons Why Dune is Relevant
The Startup Wife by Tahmina Anam

Album Reviews
Born and Raised by John Mayer (a Bros. Guard review)
The Carpenter by the Avett Bros. (a Bros. Guard review)
Away From the World by Dave Matthews Band
Magpie and the Dandelion by the Avett Bros. (a Bros. Guard review)
Closer Than Together by the Avett Brothers (a Bros. Guard review)

Movie Reviews
Blue Like Jazz (and the book)
The Dark Knight Rises
Skyfall— and a prediction of the next 007 film, Live and Let Die redone and retitled as Property of a Lady
The Hobbit (part 1, part 2, part 3)

The Great Gatsby (and the novel)
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
War Room
Hacksaw Ridge
Paul: Apostle of Christ

Grammar and “Good English”

“Axing” someone a question
Why it ain’t wrong to say “ain’t”
Why there ain’t nothin’ wrong with double negatives

When Will the World End and Why Am I Afraid of It?
Why do I have a baseball bat by my bed?
Was Hitler a Christian? or Was the Holocaust a result of Christianity?
The Nye/Ham Debate: Questions I wish they had asked
Why Teach Novels in High School?
Where is the Outrage?
What’s the difference between an article and an essay?

Looking for Memes?
Bane Memes!
Also, put a beard on it
SAME: Images of me rn
I figured out all the hats

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