Faith

Biblical perspectives and considerations regarding the major issues of the world around us.

lovers of self me me me generation

Ep. 194 – Lovers of Self – Show Notes

In 2 Timothy 3:2 there is a warning of terrible times in the future when (among other things) people will be lovers of themselves. This podcast episode looks at this reality of our current day and age. At no point in the history of the world can an entire generation even come close to competing with our own for the unfortunate title of being a people totally in love with themselves. I look at the history and the dysfunction of this horrible reality and these terrible times.
Pure and Genuine Religion

Pure and Genuine Religion is this…

This Sunday Morning Devotional contrasts the Biblical perspective of pure and genuine religion against the diversion of Christian politics.   The tumult and anxiety continued this week as the Kavanaugh hearings moved toward their final destination...
culture war

Guarding Your Heart in the Culture War

As believers we have a responsibility to pursue truth – not politics. Unfortunately, we have been taught to neutralize that responsibility by equating different political issues, parties and candidates with the truth. (We say and honestly believe on a personal level that we don’t do this, but most of us do.) There are consequences to this compromise. It is all too easy for us to observe such consequences upon society at large but we should also be aware and vigilant regarding those consequences upon our own individual souls. This post consists of some personal considerations and standards in the aftermath of the latest battle of America’s culture war.
romans 13 and christian politics

The Unnecessary Debate Over Romans 13

Attorney General Jeff Sessions stirred up an unnecessary debate within the media and among Christians about Romans 13 and Christian politics.
christians in divided america

The Bait

As Americans, and perhaps the world, we seem to have crossed over a threshold this weekend. Many believers looked to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the end of a terrible era of liberalism...
post-truth

Ep. 147 – Post Truth

Oxford Dictionaries has named “Post-Truth” as the 2016 word of the year. In this podcast episode we look at the ways we left the truth behind in 2016. This has been a long time coming though and JB Shreve looks back to the culture wars of the 1990s as well as the moral philosophies of absolutes and relativism that helped us to get here.
judgmental christians

Hold. The. Line.

An inherent characteristic of the Christian faith is judgment. Christians must know how to judge correctly in order to be the light of the world.
christian response

The Righteous – The Christian Response to a World Collapsing

At the Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center there is a special exhibit described as the “Righteous Among the Nations.” This unique exhibit commemorates those individuals who although not Jewish still risked their lives to...

Ep. 112 – Identity Crisis

2015 Has been labeled the "Year of Identity" with the redefinition of fundamentals in human life and society that we once took for granted. JB Shreve looks at these issues that redefine individual human identity and whether this...
charlie hebdo attacks

I am NOT Charlie Hebdo

In the wake of the terrorist attacks on the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo the western world has galvanized around the freedoms of expression and speech with religious zeal. Last Sunday leaders from a...