“Fear is a weight we can ill afford to bear.” — Catherine Meeks, The Night is Long but Light Comes in the Morning Fear is a driven force in much of our culture. It weaves into the fabric of our lives. Even when we look for solutions and think we’re “being tough,” all we’re doingContinue reading “Be Not Afraid”
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Violence and fear is our DNA
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).”
The failure is horrifying
The failure of first responders on the scene in Uvalde, Texas is beyond horrifying. Children were being mowed down in a classroom with law enforcement on the scene. There are no words. But, David French has a few.
The rise of false Messiahs
At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you ahead of time. (Matt. 24:23-25, NIV)
Violence is our DNA
Reflections the day after another school shooting.
Pharaohs, Pharisees, and Faith
Choose carefully the voices you have in your life. Choose carefully the voice YOU are in the lives of others.
What’s wrong with the world?
What is wrong with the world?
The politics of fear
In these Divided States of America, we are more “united” into our conclaves by what divides us. During this political season (which is getting to be just one long action the way we run elections these days) it is about instilling fear into your voting segment. Democrats need their base to fear global warming, Republicans, pro-life wackos, fundamentalist Christians,Continue reading “The politics of fear”
The ties that bind together mass shootings
When we refuse to respond like the rest of the world, and when we bless instead of curse… and when we pour out forgiveness instead of hatred… there is something that is possible in the heart.
Last Friday I began to see a link being passed around from an opinion piece on Charisma Magazine’s site. I didn’t have time to read it, but the reactions from it today are so strong, I went back to read it. The piece is no longer on Charisma’s site, but links can be found toContinue reading “Fearing Muslims?”