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
I’m sure a lot of people remember William Golding’s book about a group of English choirboys who are flown for protection to an island during a supposed nuclear war. The genre of childhood innocence is soon tarnished as they’re forced to fend for themselves and slowly deteriorate into the basest displays of human nature. Major … More When Did the Body of Christ Become the Lord of the Flies?
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
Today, we recognize the determination, passion, and legacy of a man who lived for something much bigger than himself. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a man of faith who loved God. While he preached freedom from sin, he preached another freedom that he could only dream about during his lifetime. He envisioned an era … More The Church Still Has A Long Way to Go to Reach Dr. King’s Dream
On this day, 237 years ago, 56 men comprising the Continental Congress, announced to the world that the 13 American colonies would no longer be subject to the British Crown. In turn, they determined that this union would become a new nation. Now, I know it’s up for debate regarding the true spirituality of certain … More Time For A Declaration of Dependence
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” This quote has been tampered with through time but the essential message is that personal and social change must be intertwined. One person alone can’t change anything compared to a universal effort united behind a cause. But it does start with one person taking a … More Gandhi and JFK Had It Right
This was a song I learned as a 6 year old in Miss Self’s music class. Never liked the melody but didn’t understand what it really meant until later. It was just one of those songs as Americans we were supposed to sing. Many years later on September 11, 2001, the afternoon of that horrific … More God Bless America??