Photo courtesy of hative.com MICHAEL A. COX | MAY 18, 2022 Recently, I have read multiple articles defending the Incrementalist approach to ending abortion. One article by Southern Baptist professor and ethicist Denny Burk and another by former Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission president Richard Land caught my attention and prompted me to think through … Continue reading The Pro-Life Divide Among Southern Baptists: Incrementalism v. Abolitionism
MARCH 9, 2021 | MICHAEL A. COX On Sunday morning January 24, 2021, I was exposed to someone with COVID-19 who did not know he had it. He did not start feeling sick until later that same afternoon. That evening, I was told by his Administrative Assistant that he was not feeling well and was … Continue reading My Experience with COVID-19: A Covert Killer
Photo Credit goodtherapy.org JANUARY 25, 2021 | MICHAEL A. COX Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the men of old gained approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not … Continue reading Faith in the Spotlight
Photo Credit Brent Renaud for The Boston Globe SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 | MICHAEL A. COX In my September 16, 2020, article, “The BLM Movement: Vice Stalking in Virtue’s Garb,” I made the following statement: “So, if you don’t think like a racist, don’t walk like a racist, don’t talk like a racist, and don’t act … Continue reading Can the BLM Movement Be Considered the Black Counterpart to the KKK?
Photo Courtesy of inlander.com SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 | MICHAEL A. COX Maybe, like me, you are wondering “what in the world is the Antifa Movement?” I decided to do some research and find out. This short article is intentionally eclectic in its approach, as I attempt to merge together various sources in order to provide … Continue reading What in the World Are Antifa?
SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 | MICHAEL A. COX So, if you do not think like a racist, do not walk like a racist, do not talk like a racist, and do not act like a racist are you still a racist? The BLM Movement apparently thinks so. The problem is that the BLM Movement is the … Continue reading The BLM Movement: Vice Stalking in Virtue’s Garb
SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 | MICHAEL A. COX Some NBA, NFL, and MLB players staged a protest recently regarding police brutality. In particular, another officer-involved shooting of a black man by a white policeman, this time in Kenosha, Wisconsin. I will leave it to readers to familiarize themselves with the circumstances regarding the man who was … Continue reading NBA, NFL, MLB Players and Protests: Some Friendly Suggestions
Photo Credit Julio Rionaldo JULY 14, 2020 | MICHAEL A. COX Introduction David, the shepherd-boy, turned out to be quite a warrior. In fact, he had several significant defining moments even as a boy. He had somehow managed to kill a lion and a bear (1 Samuel 17:31-36). Most would agree that he had done … Continue reading How Long Does Our Sin Define Us?
Photo Credit NMSU ACES – New Mexico State University JUNE 3, 2020 | MICHAEL A. COX In the midst of the recent rioting and racial upheaval, one of my sons texted me a post he had come across which asserted that Black Lives Matter. He was not, and I am not, disputing that Black Lives … Continue reading Which Lives Matter According to the Parable of the Lost Sheep?
Photo Credit chuttersnap on Unsplash MAY 27, 2020 | HOWELL W. BURKHEAD Introduction Classic worship and ministry are dead. In one or two generations, a way of doing church that had endured and developed over decades . . . even centuries . . . has been dropped, dumped, and forgotten. The change has left no … Continue reading What We Lost When We Left Classic Worship and Ministry Behind
L to R: Michelle Cox, Faye Cox, Thomas Cox, Mike Cox around 1961. MAY 18, 2020 | MICHAEL A. COX Introduction In times past words such as pornography, homosexuality, and abortion were terms which caused most people to blush. Now, however, these words are part of the vocabulary used by the media to describe some … Continue reading Abortion: The Biblical, Medical, and Moral Perspectives: A Case for Adoption
Photo Credit Jim Bryant, Jr. - First Baptist Church, Pryor, Oklahoma MAY 12, 2020 | MICHAEL A. COX The First Baptist Church of Pryor, Oklahoma, is excited, yet cautious, about reopening. Here are some simple steps we took which might help you reopen too. Know your state's or community's plan for reopening. FBC Pryor’s precautionary … Continue reading Reopening the Church During COVID-19: One Church’s Plan
MAY 11, 2020 | MICHAEL A. COX Introduction For your convenience, here is a video of me teaching through this part of the article. A survey done in 2018 as a joint adventure between Ligonier Ministries and LifeWay Research regarding the state of theology in America polled respondents concerning what Americans believe about God, salvation, … Continue reading Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?
Photo Credit Justin Sullivan gettyimages MAY 6, 2020 | MICHAEL A. COX The Supreme Court of the United States, a.k.a. SCOTUS, by the narrowest of margins in a 5-4 vote, ruled on Friday June 26, 2015, that it is unconstitutional for states to deny same-sex marriage to those desiring such. This amounts to a national, … Continue reading Gay Men Giving Blood and Plasma for Transfusions Amid COVID-19?: Renewing an Appreciation for a Christian Perspective on Homosexuality and Same-Sex Marriage
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