The Pour Over — 1 John 3:4 [Lawlessness]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD64j42pMOI&feature=youtu.be In this installment of the Pour Over, Thomas walks us through one verse, outlining what it means to live a life of sin-- it's lawlessness. Welcome to Caffeinated Christianity. We are a site dedicated to one mission: Knowing Christ and Reflecting Christ. Our goal here at Caffeinated Christianity is very simple. The role of … Continue reading The Pour Over — 1 John 3:4 [Lawlessness]

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

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

A Former Nominal Christian’s Current Concern: You don’t value Jesus

The Problem I could not begin to count the number of times that I have read the Parable of the Soils in Matthew 13. I’ve taught the passage many times in small group Bible studies. I’ve used it in one on one discipleship settings. I have preached a full length sermon on it in a … Continue reading A Former Nominal Christian’s Current Concern: You don’t value Jesus