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

American Christians Need To Get A Handle On What Persecution Really Is

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

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

Come Out For Love

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

Has The Church Lost Sight Of Its Mandate Day 2

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

Has The Church Lost Sight Of Its Mandate?

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?