March 16, 2020

In your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your...

September 17, 2019

How does one review a book such as this? Everyone should read it—I wish the need for it did not exist. Beyond the beautiful picture of family the book presents and Rachael Denhollander’s enjoyment of the sport of gymnastics in her youth, I wish none of the things in th...

August 14, 2019

In the past few weeks, we have witnessed the renunciation of faith by a man who once held a position as a major thought-leader in evangelicalism. I do not need to recount Josh Harris’s work here and the grief of those lamenting his carefully crafted social media releas...

April 17, 2019

I found my favorite party food at a TV-viewing party. It’s a dip made from Ro-Tel, sausage, and melted cheese. I gathered with probably a dozen people from my church to tune into a television show and eat junk food. Our hosts pulled chairs into the living room to accom...

November 9, 2018

What do you think about marijuana?

The days of D. A. R. E. and “Just Say No” passed us by a long time ago. I myself grew pretty cynical about drug abuse prevention for a while as a high school student. I found myself disturbed that the same kids who wore red ribbons to...

October 26, 2018

Earlier this month, a report by The Christian Post revealed approximately 0.4 percent of Americans now identify as Wiccan or pagan. 0.4 represents somewhere between 1 million to 1.5 million people in the United States. The point of interest for The Christian Post prove...

September 14, 2018

For many of us, visible tobacco use exists only in the past. In the greater Columbia, SC area, the local governments banned smoking inside workplaces, bars, and restaurants in 2009. Before legal bans, many places of business relegated smoking to the outdoor parts of th...

August 10, 2018

When the Preacher wrote of nothing new existing under the sun, he did not qualify the statement. I find Ecclesiastes 1:9 a sort of a challenge, an invitation, to search out something to push against the declaration. So far, I find it holds true, and so it shall continu...

July 21, 2018

Philippians 4:8 it.” 

It’s not a bad motto, really. The verse provides a great filter for parsing through various things vying for one’s attention. The text of the verse reads:

     Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever...

April 27, 2018

The 20th century artist Salvador Dali proved nothing if not a strange and somewhat divisive figure. You may not know his name, but you know his art. The Persistence of Memory stands as probably his most famous work. It’s the one below with the floppy clocks.

While the m...

Please reload

Every Thought Captive

 RECENT POSTS: 

September 17, 2019

Please reload

 SEARCH BY TAGS: 

© 2023 by The Artifact. Proudly created with Wix.com