The Biblical Truth(s) that Lin Manuel Miranda Showed us in “Hamilton”

Photo by Joan Marcus: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2016/03/29/hamilton-musical-broadway-lin-manuel-miranda-jonathan-groff-what-its-really-like/82354008/ I have recently seen the famed Broadway musical Hamilton, which is now airing on Disney Plus. As an avid music listener and a history nerd, I was very impressed. The musical has so many aspects that any decent person would appreciate. The complexity, the story, the casting, the music-- it's … Continue reading The Biblical Truth(s) that Lin Manuel Miranda Showed us in “Hamilton”

The Best Part of Christianity is How Bad it Hurts

Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels Let me just make a long and rather personal story short... this last week and half of my family's life has been a whirlwind. We've been battling with a fellow Shortie over the ins and outs of this rather elusive thing we call "mental health." I don't know that we are all … Continue reading The Best Part of Christianity is How Bad it Hurts

Ep. 47: The Ten Commandments — Honor Your Parents [Promises]

https://youtu.be/BEyRqqDB25E I love my parents. Chances are, you do, too. So, if that is the case, why did God go out of His way to tell us we need to honor our parents. And why also does this commandment come with a promise-- unlike the several commandments before it? I tackle this on more on … Continue reading Ep. 47: The Ten Commandments — Honor Your Parents [Promises]

Congratulations: Good Friday is all our fault

I've never been big on celebrating birthdays. I've been cynical for years about people who tell you it's their birthday. "Today is my birthday. Be nice to me." I think we all forget that literally everyone has a birthday. Just because yours happens to be a certain day doesn't have some earth-shattering implications. In my … Continue reading Congratulations: Good Friday is all our fault

Ep. 46: The Ten Commandments — “Honor the Sabbath” [Don’t Watch Netflix]

https://youtu.be/nTc6QkDELwk Audio Only On this episode of the podcast, we are back with the next installment of the series on the 10 Commandments. In Exodus 20, beginning in verse 8, God commands the Israelites to honor the Sabbath Day (the Seventh Day of the Week) as He did and rest-- shabbat. What does mean for … Continue reading Ep. 46: The Ten Commandments — “Honor the Sabbath” [Don’t Watch Netflix]

Coughing, Fever, and Shortness of Breath Aren't the Only Effects COVID-19

Photo by Tuur Tisseghem from Pexels Enter the buzzword of the year: coronavirus. We all know the symptoms of the virus: fever, coughing, shortness of breath. We all know the ramifications are brutal for people with weakened immune systems. We all know that we should stay home-- yet a lot of us really aren't. The Federal Government wants … Continue reading Coughing, Fever, and Shortness of Breath Aren't the Only Effects COVID-19

Ep. 45: The Ten Commandments — You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain…

https://youtu.be/cwVONgnU2y4 Audio Only On this episode of the podcast, we are going to be looking at the third commandment-- taking God's name in vain. We've all been told what this means growing up, but perhaps it's not really what you think it means. Check out our next episode of the Caffeinated Christianity podcast here, on … Continue reading Ep. 45: The Ten Commandments — You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain…

Sermon — Nature vs. Nurture — 1 John 2:28-3:3

https://youtu.be/rvdBCh0dDrE Audio Only This is a sermon given by me, Cooper Short, at Bethel Baptist Church in Laurens, SC. This is a part of a series walking through 1 John. At the time of this posting, I am serving as pulpit supply for Bethel Baptist while finishing my undergraduate at Presbyterian College in South Carolina. … Continue reading Sermon — Nature vs. Nurture — 1 John 2:28-3:3