Offending the Outsiders (Or Disdaining the Damned)

Well we’ve had another interesting month in the culture wars, especially after the Grammys.  Some things I would be totally oblivious to if we didn’t have Twitter and Facebook.   Christians were up in arms over several things that took place during the awards show.  But I wonder, what good did any of the banter … More Offending the Outsiders (Or Disdaining the Damned)

New World Christianity Is Getting Old

American History.  The New World.  Explorers.  Columbus.  Coronado.  Vespucci.  Pioneers.  Industrial Revolution.  Imperialism.  War.  Civil Rights. At the outset, this is not a bash America rant.  I’m grateful that I was born in the U.S.  The freedoms, the opportunities, the resources, etc.  While “American Exceptionalism” has brought many good things into the world, we must … More New World Christianity Is Getting Old

World AIDS Day 2013: Let’s Not Just Cure…Let’s Care

One more trip around the Sun and we find ourselves again at December 1 which has been set aside as World AIDS Day.  It’s a day to commemorate those who have fallen to this dreaded disease, remember their suffering, and renewing efforts to find a cure. AIDS has claimed almost 30 million lives since 1981. … More World AIDS Day 2013: Let’s Not Just Cure…Let’s Care

God heal us of our blind eyes, deaf ears, and hard hearts

The Church is apparently at a crossroads as Millennials grow more and more discontent and the world sees us as more and more irrelevant.  While we have the natural reaction of getting defensive or dimissive, certainly we must examine what our critics are saying.  Is there truth in their rants?  Should we be concerned? We’ve … More God heal us of our blind eyes, deaf ears, and hard hearts

Noticing the Unnoticed

We’ve been doing a series recently that addresses our inadvertent treatment of non-Christians, especially those with lives, behaviors, and beliefs that conflict with Scriptures.  Too often, we adopt a superior attitude of privilege as if we’re better than other people.  Whether we want to admit it or not, to an extent, we label others, which … More Noticing the Unnoticed