An Open Letter to the President from a Confessing Evangelical

Dear Mr. President, I am the pastor of Christ is King Baptist Church in Syracuse, NY. In the Bible there is the story of a ruler who was immoral. He ruled as a potentate for the Roman Empire and ignored the Law of God. He was oppressive as well as immoral, and unjust because he […]

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Audacity Movie Review

Audacity: The Audacity of Love

Anyone who has read my reviews of Christian films knows that generally, I’m not a fan. The writing is usually very bad, the acting is often even worse, and they usually look (and sound) like they were shot in a church gymnasium. They are often sappy, unrealistic, and so obviously evangelistic that they shouldn’t really […]

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Street Preaching 2.0: Thank God for Ray Comfort

If anyone ever writes the history of open-air preaching in the 21st century, they will be writing about the influence of Ray Comfort and his television show, The Way of the Master. Many of the leaders in the present day open-air preaching sub-culture learned about open-air by watching that television program and by attending either […]

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Selling Jesus: Regeneration Guaranteed

One of the many streams of funding I use to support our family as we do church planting ministry is sales.Ai?? Specifically, I sell newspaper subscriptions.Ai?? I have done it in a couple of different markets: one large and one small.Ai?? I’ve found it to be a great way to make money on a part […]

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Character Counts

In Part 1 of this series, I provided what I believe is a biblical definition of a man of God. In Part 2, I addressed why it is so very important for open-air preachers to strive for and to exhibit the spiritual qualities of and elder, as well as why a standard for qualification must […]

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He Must be a Man of God, Before He’s a Man on a Box. (Part 3)

You Must Be Above Reproach I had hoped to write one article on this important subject. Then I hoped to write two articles, then three. Well, it looks like this series may run for a while. There is simply too much I need to say. In Part 1 of this series, I provided what I […]

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A Man of God, Before a Man On a Box. (Part 1)

A Special Season of Life and Discipleship It has only been a couple weeks since Brian and I sat down together at a local cafAi??. We spent two hours together. It was our longest conversation since I met Brian a decade ago when, at the time, he was but a pre-teen. He was small and […]

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The Theology of Cigar Lounges

When I first started going to cigar lounges, I overheard one of the lounges’ staff discussing eschatology and 70 A.D. with a customer. I jumped in and came to discover that Tom was an Anglican priest and college professor- when he wasn’t working the floor at the lounge. We had some rather heated discussions on […]

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