DUDEronomy - Gird Up Your Loins
Christianity in America is Declining. Should We Be Surprised?
The decline in American Christianity is a multi-faceted issue that takes some deeper analysis, but it is almost as if we should have seen this coming.

Christianity in America is Declining. Should We Be Surprised?

Christianity in America is Declining. Should We Be Surprised?

We all have that grandma or grandpa that talks about how this country is “going to Hell in a handbasket”, or some other phrase indicating that we are at a moral or spiritual decline. For years we have shaken our heads and thought they were ...

Why Theology?

Why Theology?

Many people, perhaps even yourself, have asked this question before. Why do I need to study theology? The answer is quite simple: Because you already are.   So, what is theology? Theology is comprised of two Greek words Theo meaning god, ...

Pride At The Church

Pride At The Church

It’s that time of year again. The time of year where the messengers are sent, resolutions are had, and Chik Fil-A flows through the convention halls. It is the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting. It’s a joyous time in Baptist life ...

Abortion: Unwanted Thoughts from a White Male

Abortion: Unwanted Thoughts from a White Male

    It’s murder.        

Large But Not in Charge

Large But Not in Charge

“But this is different. I have a thyroid condition”   I told myself as I sat down with my second plate. Living in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, there is not much to do with friends on a weekend night except eat. Whether that is to have ...

Four Lessons Bible College Couldn’t Teach Me

Four Lessons Bible College Couldn’t Teach Me

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of papers and memories. My time at Bible College is quickly coming to an end, and as I approach graduation I am reminded of just how far the Lord has brought me from the angry, punk rocker that started in ...

The Harming Perception of the Overly-Critical Christian

The Harming Perception of the Overly-Critical Christian

We Christians have had a way of harming how the world outside perceives us for many years.  And not in the “we are not of the world so it hates us” way that John 15:19 states, though some of us do a fair bit of that, too. We’ve claimed many new ...

The Amplitude of our Faith

The Amplitude of our Faith

am·pli·tude      [ˈampləˌt(y)o͞od]   1.the breadth, range, or magnitude of something. 2.The maximum extent of an oscillation of something measured from the position of equilibrium.   I love language. Words have such far-reaching and ...

What it REALLY Means to Be Purchased by God

What it REALLY Means to Be Purchased by God

There are many terms and colloquialisms we Christians use that some like to refer to as ‘Christianese’. Many outside the Church and new Christians are unfamiliar with them, making them sort of an inside lingo. Washed by the blood, ...