I think this Christmas rally could have used a bit more “Christ”.
“Marilynne Robinson has observed, ‘The word Christian now is seen less as identifying an ethic, and more as identifying a demographic.’ In other words, being a Christian in our society is more about what you buy and how you vote, rather than how you care for people. Rather than showing the world our faith through […]
My thoughts on the “go back where you came from” tweets from President Trump.
Some issues are just more complex than we want them to be…
Are issues of social justice always just a local matter?
Is control really the main issue behind gun control?
Joel 2:12-13 (NLT) “That is why the LORD says, ‘Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.’ Return to the LORD your God, for he is merciful and compassionately, slow to get angry […]
It seems that we’re looking at today’s issues thru stained glass windows. Keep reading…it’ll make sense.
“It’s crucial—crucial—to understand that it’s not our pursuit of holiness that qualifies us to see the Lord. Rather, we are qualified to see the Lord by the Lord, not by good things we do. We cannot produce enough righteousness to impress God and gain admittance into heaven. Instead we can stand before God only in […]
Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.” (KJV)
Love him or not…he certainly needs our prayers.
“So…Jesus is hanging out with His disciples for a couple of years, and then tells them one day, ‘I’ll be leaving you, and it’s better for you that I leave.’ His disciples are like, ‘Why is that better’? He tells them that when He leaves, He’ll send the Holy Spirit who will instruct you in […]
“A divided country needs a united church.” ~ Ed Stetzer
“I think we have really hyper-individualized Christianity. We are comfortable with pastors laying out the implications of being a Christian in our personal lives, maybe even our family lives…but not our social lives. When you group people together into communities, such as a neighborhood or national government, for some reason, we tend to keep God […]
“Believe it or not, the breakdown of character in our society has actually caused us to be more legalistic. The decline of character is being compensated for with more laws. So now you can’t say something is wrong anymore if it’s legal, no matter how morally wrong it may be. The focus then has shifted […]