I read. A lot. I read a diverse perspective of sources, left, right, anarchist, biblical, political, cultural, artistic. I read because I want to understand, I want to grow and I want to learn. This week I ran across an intriguing quote/story in one of those sources that is often, to me, obtuse and needlessly … More Saturday Afternoon Musings: Christian Civivilization
Melancholy with the artist Disclaimer: These weekend links, books and blog reviews do not mean that I agree with all of the content or perspective in any particular link. Their presence here means that I found them either thought provoking, interesting, persuasive, funny, useful, sad, informative, inspiring, and sometimes all of those things. I hope … More Learning to Think Outside of Our Tribes
Tragic truth: 90 percent of this post was written before the shooting in California occured in anticipation that it was only a matter of time before it would be needed. More evidence of a deep sickness at the core of American society in these shootings in California. It is yet another indiscriminate shooting by a … More Before the Shooting in California
Sometimes we grow weary of doing good. That’s why there is a biblical exhortation to not let it happen (Galatians 6:9). Sometimes we get tired of certain topics because we don’t seem to be making enough traction. Yet the battles must be fought. Abortion crept into the culture and caught most unaware in 1973. Now … More The Overton Window
The world is a mess. Our country is a mess. And it’s hard to know where to begin to fix it. Those of us who believe in Christ know two things. One, it will be fixed one day. Two, our Lord calls us to make disciples until that day (and that will be part of the … More Are Manners More Important Than Laws?
Coleman Luck is a Hollywood writer, producer, and creator of one of my favorite 1980’s TV shows, The Equalizer. I loved that show. I loved it for it subtlety, its honor and heroic efforts on the part of the oppressed and the underdog. I loved it for its redemptive themes and for its commitment to making … More Coleman Luck’s Take on the American Church
Monday is for Discussion Fascinated to read this first paragraph from a news report with this provocative headline today: NASA Scientists Brings Scientists & Theologians Together to Prepare World for Extraterrestrial Contact “A couple of months ago top US astronomers gathered in front of congress to let them know that extraterrestrial life exists without question. Their … More Extraterrestrial Life and Christianity
Wednesday is for Prayer Christianity, the expression of faith by those who call themselves followers of Christ, whether they be Catholic, Protestant, Independent, Orthodox, Coptic, has made more change for good in the world than any other religious group in the world. This is not to say other groups with religious or no religious affiliation, have … More No “Wonderful Life” without Christianity
The world around us is the juice in which we swim. We are, in too many ways, like cucumbers being slowly turned into pickles. That is not to say that we have no defense against the insidious creep of the world. But it is statement about the sobering reality of the battle. Because He arose, … More Learning from the Bumps on Other Heads
Christians Have Pickled Themselves in the American Dream. Here are ten reasons why I wrote Settlers or Sojourners? It will be available on Kindle first (in about two weeks) and paperback next month. It ‘s a book to shake us out of our nesting instincts and inflame the passions of an adventurer.