St. Patrick's Day: Another Excuse to Practice Depravity

Call me a cynic, anti-holiday, or the St. Patty’s Scrooge, but people today treat St. Patrick’s Day as another excuse to engage in sin, especially drunkenness. Along with other contrived excuses for such self-indulgence and gluttony (e.g., New Years, Mardi Gras), St. Patrick’s Day becomes an excuse to consume too much alcohol in the name […]

God's favor in salvation is not luck, but grace.

Dead Sea scrolls recently discovered in penny-sized rolls.

New Dead Sea Scroll Discovery Has No Impact on Biblical Truth

Researchers recently discovered a collection of small, penny-sized rolls among the Dead Sea scroll artifacts in Israel. These approximately 2,000 year old documents may contain new information regarding the religious practices about the time, may contain copies of biblical text, or may be unrevealing. Speculation abounds, but there’s one thing of which we can be […]

Congressional Crybabies: A Story of Full-Grown Whiners 1

Charles Dickens wrote volumes that spanned hundreds of pages meticulously describing every detail and nuance of people, towns, and situations. Movies today cover a host of chapters (e.g., the “Avengers” and “X-Men” series). Some stories necessarily require hundreds or thousands of pages, some only need a few pieces of scrap paper, but are no less […]

Congressional crybabies


Matthew McConaughey Reading Case for Christ 1

The picture is not doctored or Photoshopped. Lee Strobel confirmed that the 2007 picture is authentic: McConaughey was reading The Case for Christ. Here's Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey reading my book Case for Christ while working out. — Lee Strobel (@LeeStrobel) March 3, 2014 This picture is even more profound when you consider McConaughey’s […]

Reasons Why Robertsons Should Not Quit 'Duck Dynasty' 2

Many a fan and supporter of Duck Commander Phil Robertson has called for the Robertson family to leave the extremely popular reality television show, “Duck Dynasty,” on the A&E network. While there is a certain logic to it, and the family’s response to the network’s firing (technically “indefinite suspension”) of their patriarch seems to allude […]

Cast of 'Duck Dynasty.'

Santa the Christmas Charlatan 1

As children get older they begin to ask questions about Santa and other children, leaving parents to explain the situation. Sometimes the answer is quite imaginative. Such was the case years ago when our oldest, Lauren, became inquisitive. Learning that many poor children don’t receive presents on Christmas, Lauren asked my mother, her Granny, why […]

Are We Staring Down the Barrel of World War 3? 2

The situation seemed fairly easy to understand: uprising came to Syria, the people rebelled against the government, and civil war broke out. Historically civil wars are part of a nation’s life–even the United States suffered a bloody uprising. Syria was in the midst of their own civil war, and things appeared relatively simple to understand. […]

Shocking Discovery on Nick Jr.: Harmful to Our Children?

Nick Jr. broadcasts “Yo Gabba Gabba,” a program targetting toddlers and pre-school children. In one segment a character brags to food about the “party in my tummy,” upon which various foods long to join the party. Here’s that clip: Here’s where I propose the possible danger lies: the tummy is where the food is digested, […]

Baseball vs. Football

I’ll just state it up front: football rules, baseball drools — all down my shirt as I snooze through the game. I never really could get into watching a baseball game. It’s fun when the Texas Rangers are in the ALCS (American League Championship Series, the equivalent to the NFL’s conference championship games) or when […]

Baseball verses football.

Why Do We Draw the Line There?

“The mother has the right to do with her unborn child what she pleases, even end its existence.” That is the view of many, and I’ve found few arguments really get pro-choice advocates thinking–or pro-life advocates for that matter. As I thought about things, I realized that there’s really only one question to ask: why […]