Tag Archives: religion

Conscience and the 2016 Election

The 2016 presidential election in America is a mess.  I have never witnessed an election where the top two candidates were so thoroughly disliked by the electorate.  Conversations regarding this election, verbal and written, casual and formal, struggle to maintain calmness and civility.  … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Knowledge of Good and Evil

“What God says doesn’t matter! What God declares to be off-limits isn’t really off-limits if you don’t want it to be off-limits.  You have just as much right to decide good and evil for yourself as God does.  If you want … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Driven to Be Post-Modern

Without getting all philosophical and all, this post-modern age (this era that has emerged from the modern age that gave us the affluent, technological, media-driven, high-production, successful lifestyles we enjoy) is rooted in all kinds of things, a major one … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Resurrection of Jesus: the Greatest Moment in History

I have been challenged to spend the next 40 days writing reflectively on the resurrection of Jesus.  That’s how many days there were between his resurrection and his ascension (Acts 1:3).  It won’t be daily, but I am going to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Sound of Silence

Almost everyone has something to say about nearly everything these days.  There appears to be little, if any, restraint in the stream of words flowing out of mouths and from fingers.  It seems to me that we have forsaken the … Continue reading

Posted in Discipleship | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bullying the Chikin

The past decade plus has brought too many reprehensible stories of bullying that have resulted in suicides and retaliatory killings.  As I’ve always understood it, a bully is stereotypically a big-mouthed brute who tries to rule the playground or the lunchroom … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

“Celebrity Pastors”

I just returned from a conference that centered on the Gospel.  It featured some well-known preachers, what some might call “big-name” pastors; others might use the description “celebrity pastors.”  In fact, I’ve heard one of these pastors described as having the status … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments