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 .
David French typically hits it out of the park for me when I read his analysis of faith and culture. This week’s column was out of the park, the parking lot, the whole place. And it’s not because I simply agree. It hit home as well.
This is an eye-opening piece on the oppressive tax and legal system in the state where I now live. Much of it I have seen and there are things in the piece that confirm my suspicions. Some examples: While almost every state in the country, both red and blue, levies fines and fees that fallContinue reading “How systems are set up to oppress”
We go through news cycles fast. (There are other descriptions, but they have to do with gun images and I’m not ready for that right now.) The absolute corruption of the leadership of the SBC needs to be understood. It’s “SOOOOO last week” but it cannot be allowed that convenience!
We all are tempted to define “neighbor” so we don’t have too much discomfort in our lives. In the parable of the Good Samaritan, the young Jewish leader wants to feel good about his life. He tries to justify his own goodness, leading to a very uncomfortable story from Jesus. NT Wright has this applicationContinue reading “Who IS my neighbor?”
I will continue to post about our deep-seated racism as the story unfolds from Buffalo, NY. For us as whites, I am still stunned when a motive is made clear, I still have friends who say, “Well, it will be interesting to get the whole story.” So… I will still keep at this.
White supremacy. Nationalism. “Replacement theory.” These cannot be ignored. They must be faced and dealt with head on. I barely knew this was an actual theory. The theory was conceived in the early 2010s by Renaud Camus, a French author who has written about fears of a white genocide, arguing that immigrants who give birthContinue reading “Deep rooted problems of our nation”
The tragedy of Buffalo, NY this weekend where a young man believed the propaganda of white nationalists, too matters “into his own hands,” and walked into a store with the intention of killing black people. It is crushing. LORD! How long?
He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coastal region around Tyre and Sidon, who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubledContinue reading “Love the margins”