As I sat in a converted storefront satellite church this morning, I realized that it’s Pentecost Sunday. This is typically recognized as the birth of the Church but also the moment when Jesus baptized those in the upper room with the Holy Spirit, accompanied by mighty signs and wonders. For close to 30 years I … More I Can’t Believe You Don’t Attend A Pentecostal Church!
Headlines this morning state “At least 45 killed in Damascus suburb bombings, ISIS claims responsibility…” This is becoming a daily occurrence as ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, and other terrorist organizations wreak havoc across the globe. And like clockwork, our reactionary, John Wayne nature rises up, wanting the CIA wet teams and Black Ops, Navy Seals, … More No Brainer, Sure Fire Way To Eradicate ISIS
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)
After battling the flu for most of this week, I was getting cabin fever so I had to bust out and do something I rarely do: go see a movie. We chose “Lone Survivor” which is about a Navy SEAL Team in Afghanistan that gets attacked by the Taliban and only one SEAL makes it out … More Living and Dying By A Code
Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) is the 266th bishop to preside over the Roman Catholic Church. Time Magazine named him 2013 Person of the Year (with the ill placed “M” which makes it appear he has horns). Many of my evangelical friends will have a fit if they read this. Imagine that, people getting uptight … More Lessons We Can Learn From Pope Francis
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
The past couple of weeks, I’ve been making a “defense” for Christmas because several people I know were going off on the holiday season. This has been due to the actual date of Christ’s birth, pagan origins, or consumerism. I stated in my message last Sunday that regardless of how “Christmas” started, it’s not going … More American Christians Need To Get A Handle On What Persecution Really Is