Author Archives: Christopher J Ray

About Christopher J Ray

Blogger, avid reader, banker, father.

A Contemplation for Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday was a day of darkness – darkness in the hearts of Jesus enemies, who tried to no avail to thwart God’s plans, and darkness for Jesus’ followers, who did not yet understand His words and believed that their Master was gone forever, that all had been in vain. Continue reading

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It’s time to be men

Groping, rape, and all forms of aggressive, non-consensual sexuality are evil. Period. Full stop. It is a troubling sign of our times that, given accusations of sexual misconduct by a public figure, the knee-jerk reaction of many Americans is to … Continue reading

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The Bible Tells Me So, by Peter Enns – a review

What do you do when the Bible doesn’t behave? Well, if you follow the lead of Peter Enns, you decide that the Canaanite genocide never happened, that the creation narratives were designed by post-exilic writers to justify and support Israel’s national identity, and that stories of Jesus’ birth in the Gospels were embellished in order to underscore the broader implications of Jesus’ life and work. Continue reading

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Learning Theology with the Church Fathers – a review

A pastor once said to me, “If you want information about God, books written in the last five years are great. But, if you want intimacy with God read books written at least 500 years ago.” He was drawing my … Continue reading

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Why I am an Egalitarian

Our personal experiences may differ, but in the end is it not as dangerous to risk forbidding what God endorses as to risk promoting what he forbids? Continue reading

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On the air for St. Patrick’s Day

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of returning to the airwaves with my good friends, Gator and Denise, over at KYKN Radio. Continue reading

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Wait!

We could rightly be known as “those who wait.” We wait, we keep the faith, we hope in the promises of God for resurrection and the restoration of all things. Continue reading

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Providence and Poppery – The Siege of Louisbourg in the Preaching of Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield

he battle of Louisbourg was instrumental in the development of British North America, and the responses to it, particularly by Edwards and Whitefield, are instructive in their views of Providence in current events. Continue reading

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A Girl, a Lion, and a King

At the beginning of this year, I was prompted to read C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. I’d read some of them before, but have never read the entire series.

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The Great Compromise – When Good Men Support Donald Trump

The justification of sin for the sake of political expediency, or for any other reason, for that matter, is an abomination to God. It is a denial of the truth claims of the Scriptures, and it is a cancerous trend in some areas of the church. This past year, however, this disease has infiltrated areas that were previously bastions of orthodoxy and moral fortitude. This election season, large swaths of Christianity have put down their Bibles in order to pick up their campaign signs, and have chosen, instead of standing for truth, to stand with an enemy of truth. Supporting evil in order to battle a worse evil is not righteousness, it is compromise. Continue reading

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