Where has civility within our discourse in the United States gone? I can remember how I use to sit on the front porch with my grandfather and one of his friends during the summer. One was a democrat and the other was a republican. The two men would have rousing political discussions. Sometimes they would … Read moreChristian Civility
Immigration is a major topic in our society today. There are a wide spectrum of views on the issue of immigration, from those who believe that we should have totally open borders, to those who believe that we should shut down immigration altogether. There are good people all along the spectrum. I am not going … Read moreChristians and Immigration
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able … Read moreWhat are we willing to Sacrifice?
We live in very tense times when it comes to the issue of race. In the land several years we have had many high-profile confrontations that were sparked due to racial tensions. In August 2014 Ferguson Missouri was set ablaze following the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. In April 2015 … Read moreThe Bible, Christianity, Race, Ethnicity, and Culture
When you look in a mirror what do you see? Do you see all of you sins; your shortcomings? Do you see a person who has been a disappointment to family and friends? Do you see a failure? I do not know what you see, but I can tell you what God sees. God sees … Read moreHis Love Endures
It is extremely important that church leaders empower the people within the church to use their gifts. In order to do this, the church leaders have to model what they want other to do. The church leaders must use their gifts, and they must be secure and confident in their positions as leaders. Time after … Read moreLeadership: Be willing to learn and empower others to use their gifts
Years ago I read an article titled Be a Faithful Lighthouse Keeper. The article talked about the Pharos Lighthouse in Alexandria. Built between 280 and 247 BC it was estimated to be 100 meters tall. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, for many centuries it was one of the tallest … Read moreAre You A Faithful Lighthouse Keeper
Our lives are full of symbols. Symbols bestow meaning. Symbols are important to us. Within the Christin community, we have many important symbols, the Cross being chief among them. The cup, the bread, the ichthys (Jesus Fish), the dove and the Christian flag are all important Christian Symbols. As an American one of our most … Read moreBad Symbolism
What is a church? This is a question that is both simple and complicated. It is also a question that is extremely important. Before answering the question, what is a church one must first understand the difference between a church and the Church? Every Christian is a part of the Church. The Church is the … Read moreWhat Is A Church?
I am a certified practitioner of the Mayers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). In the MBTI personality type theory, the personality is expressed through four dichotomies. These dichotomies examine how one gains their energy, how one takes in information, and how one orders their world. The dichotomies also examine how one makes decisions. On one side … Read moreThe Danger of The Heart