It’s probably been 20 years or more since I voted in a place where my vote had any significance at all. I’ve lived in very blue areas and very red areas. It doesn’t matter which “side” I might “be one” (which is not even a question in my life any more), I was in aContinue reading “Elections”
We can tend to insulate ourselves against the harshness of what is going on around us. We build thicker walls to keep the noise out. We ignore news because it is “all bad.” We need to keep our eyes and ears open. There is unhappiness around and we need to LISTEN to the why.
“Awakening to love can happen only as we let go of our obsession with power and domination.” — bell hooks You have to knock over a few idols along the way. The gods of this age are controlling. They have a chokehold in all that we do in every institution existing in our culture. WhenContinue reading “Idols that need destroying”
There are physical famines all around us. Drought conditions are crippling regions of the world. Spiritual famine is real. It is very real in places where churches think they are doing well. The Spirit is trying to warn believers of these conditions. The warnings are being ignored .
I came down with COVID this week. It was a good run. I made it to this point, so I’m thankful. At some point in my first couple of days of battling some nasty symptoms, I began to lament time I was “losing.” Appointments to be rescheduled. I even thought, “Goodness! I had two weeksContinue reading “Lost time”
Christian nationalism is a hot topic. Extreme ideologies to both sides are a worry to me. Each extreme works to tell people what IS right, which is THEIR way. But Christian nationalism is of concern because it rips out the bedrock bellied to love our neighbor. This edition of the Holy Post podcast truly deservesContinue reading “Extreme views and the fall of democracy”
I am beginning a deeper dive into 1 Timothy and doing an overview of the letter. It brings out a certain contrast I see in our current context. Kingdom living: There is bad behavior around you. Contrast that with good behavior. Christian Nationalism: There is bad behavior… therefore we must ELIMINATE THE THREAT!
I was listening to a podcast discussing Christian Nationalism. It reminded me that for decades now all political campaigns on a more national level have mostly run on fear. “Elect us (our agenda/ideology), or this nation will collapse (or some other disaster will ensue).”
David French gets to the heart of most things culturally and politically in a way that speak volumes to me. His free weekly comments are spot on this week as well when it comes to our nation and the Fourth of July.
There is just no way of writing something on this topic without, 1. Getting something wrong, and 2. Having others who differ in opinions tell me how much I get it wrong. Thus, I avoid this topic. Yet, this is a huge day. I can write this and get it out and it will beContinue reading “Roe vs. Wade”