I’ll be uncharacteristically brief, here. While the whole universe is speculating about what lessons Republicans or Democrats ought to learn from Roy Moore’s loss in Alabama, I’d like to turn the conversation away from politics and ask what lessons we who are pastors and other church leaders can learn? Instead of a list, I’ll offer […]
It’s a decades long tradition in my church. Every year in December, our auditorium gets decked out with an array of flags from all over the world. It’s an awesome thing that I really enjoy, especially as it gives us a chance to explain to visitors and newcomers what they represent while we remind ourselves. […]
I’ve seen arguments about this for years, and people whose judgment I generally respect seem to land on both sides. I think I generally understand it, but I am not sure I get all the ins and outs. The way the supporters describe it, it seems like it should be a no-brainer, then others come […]
I was browsing Twitter a few days ago and came across a tweet retweeting a quote from a source I generally ignore. I make active use of the block and mute functions on social media. What good comes from arguments in 140 characters (or 280)? When someone is hostile or belligerent, I exit them from […]
Random thoughts after the divisive Alabama Senate race and the tragic story about Judge Pressler. 1. It is time that character becomes an issue once again in American politics. The truth is that sin, hypocrisy, and all kinds of darkness have always been a part of the American political landscape. But not too many years […]
NOTE: I made a correction in my original post. I had said that no accusation had been made against Dr. Patterson of a cover-up. I was directed to page 33 of the lawsuit where in fact such an accusation is made. The accusation is not proof of course, but my assertion that there was no […]
The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ, God the Son Incarnate, was fully human from conception. If Jesus was fully human from conception, then so is every other human being who has ever been conceived.