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
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
Sitting here in my favorite coffeeshop, just pondering the cultural changes that have taken place in my lifetime. But today in particular, I think about the struggle for identity among LGBT people, both in society and internally. Earlier I went to the Quad to listen to some students present some of their coming out stories, … More Come Out For Love
And it goes on… There’s been quite a bit of interest in my blogs over the last 2 days. It further reinforces the fact that homosexuality and LGBT concerns in general will be the greatest points of contention over the next several years or even decades. Not just in culture, politics, and media but in … More Has The Church Lost Sight Of Its Mandate Day 3
The culture wars continue to rage. Please let me point out that this is NOT a statement about traditional views on homosexuality but rather how the Church tends to treat and marginalize people. This morning, the leader of the network to which I belong, released a statement regarding the most recent SCOTUS decisions. It was … More Has The Church Lost Sight Of Its Mandate Day 2
The most recent Supreme Court rulings will dominate the next several news cycles without a doubt. In landmark decisions both the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage have been declared unconstitutional. Already, my friends in both the Christian and LGBT communities have lit up social media outlets with varying … More Has The Church Lost Sight Of Its Mandate?