Response to “A Message for Christians About Donald Trump”

Click here for the article in question I’ve seen a few Facebook friends and family sharing this article recently and felt a need to comment. This also serves as a follow up to my last post. I was actually surprised this article wasn’t on The Babylon Bee since it reads almost like satire. It involves a lot of projecting onto Trump what the author thinks America needs without consideration of the score of saviors God has sent for his people throughout history. Consider, for example, Noah, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Gideon, David, even Jesus himself. Although Trump shares few characteristics with... Continue reading →

Should Trump be the Christian Front-runner?

I don’t really read the NYTimes, but I ran across this article by Frank Bruni earlier: Trump-ward, Christian Soldiers? I don’t agree with a lot of what Bruni says here, but he makes a good point. I applaud Trump for blowing up the PC culture in this election cycle, and I’m all for a patrolled wall at the border. However, the fact that Trump as a person embodies very few Christian moral traits seems surprisingly irrelevant to many evangelicals. It’s not just that he has changed his political stances, but that even his character seems irrelevant. He is being lionizedĀ for... Continue reading →

The Foolishness of the Gospel (Re-post)

I apologize for the length of time in between posts. I really desire to spend more time on this project, but I have a lot going on these days. I may expand upon this post further later (much could be said), but the text really speaks for itself. All we have to do is take Paul seriously. For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing,... Continue reading →

First Post (Re-post)

(This post was originally published several months ago. The website needed to be taken down temporarily for personal reasons, but I’ve brought it back now.)   This is my first shot at revitalizing this website after a long hiatus. The previous version of Ek Pyros was on the heavy side in terms of readability, and probably not ultimately profitable. I was younger in years and maturity at the time. This time around, I will do my best to keep the focus more on the scriptures and to keep my own commentary more concise. After all, the scriptures speak for themselves... Continue reading →