I’m wanting to turn a corner on this blog. Previously I posted my devotional work here and published my political and anti-social justice work over at Empathalogism. What I plan to do moving forward is deal with these topics more holistically as I feel the Holy Spirit working out what have been fairly disparate elements in my daily fodder. I have had great difficulty in seeing how God would have me move across all of these disciplines. A word of warning here, I track into some very far flung territory and what I read and watch is not necessarily what I endorse or recommend. I will also give language and content warnings where applicable. (Hyperlinks look like this: (Link), and will take you to what I’m referencing)
As I started to assemble the links and contemplate this task I realized the extensive scope of this idea. I initially intended to make this a single post but on further consideration I will break this down into different headings and post them as resource links at the top of the page for later reference. Currently I’m thinking the topical headers will be:
Faith, covering the resources I use to develop in my walk with Jesus.
Zionism, covering what I see as a principle driver of world events, prophesy, culture, Church history and end-time eschatology.
Culture, will cover topics such as social justice, feminism, church culture (or churchianity) and political developments as they relate to the Church and the Faith.
Apologetics, covering the arguments for the Faith and why we have the hope that we do despite the bleakness of the track that humanity appears to be on. (1 Peter 3:15).
Worldview, this is what informs my understanding of Creation, history, human philosophies, science and technology.
I have several sources of inspiration here. I have been attending a truly non-denominational fellowship for the past 3 years. They focus on Jesus Christ and won’t argue about Calvinism/Armianism, Dispensationalism/Covenant Theology or any of the other standard points of division within the Body. Everyone has their opinion to be sure but the focus is on the core tenants of the Faith.
There are several YouTube channels I watch that are also very good, primarily I watch a Calvary Chapel pastor name Mike Winger who has an excellent spirit when it comes to dealing with brothers with differing doctrine:
My brother in the Lord, The Lord’s Anvil recommended On Point Preparedness to me a while back and I have been watching his videos with my wife lately:
Mike Wells Abiding Life Ministry DVD
Paul Washer’s preaching on Holiness has had a significant impact on me over the years:
I see Russell Stendal as a prototypical example of what we will need more of as the pressures increase on the Church in the West. He has been a missionary to South America whose autobiographical story “Rescue the Captors” tells of his time as a hostage to Marxist guerrilla rebels in Colombia. It covers the ground of what it costs us to fight against Satan while dealing with the men he influences. His body of work is very impressive. I will often cite his translation “The Jubilee Bible” as it eliminates a lot of additional words from the KJV in order to be more faithful to the original koiné Greek.
The Bible Application I use is E-Sword and I still do much of my searching with Google which usually points me to the pertinent verse on Biblehub which allows me a more flexible search function than the one in E-Sword. I’m still waiting for E-Sword on Android…..until then I use the Tecarta App on my phone. Where I can I will point people away from Amazon, Wikipedia, and Google sources. I prefer Infogalactic which is Vox Day’s fork of Wikipedia because it’s eliminated the problem of Social Justice editing.
Sidenote: Vox Day’s blog covers much of the news and cultural territory I am working through and I read him regularly. He has a Deus Vult approach to the problems I look into. He is not averse to more direct action in the coming ethnic conflict we see Jesus prophesy of in Matthew 24:7. His blog Vox Popoli (more of a culture link) goes straight for the jugular on cultural issues and earns a mild content warning from me.
George Warnock’s classic work on the typology of the Feasts of the Lord: The Feast of Tabernacles.
This is a pretty good start on Faith, however I plan to add to this and improve the links here as we go along.