I want to take a moment to encourage you all and remind you of the incredible value you bring to society. Each and every one of you has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and wisdom that is invaluable to those around you. Your contributions to your communities and families are immeasurable, and youContinue reading “Valuing AARP Members”
Category Archives: Cultural Critique
Religion vs Liberation
Religion focuses on an individual relationship with God. It can be exclusive without remorse. Liberation is community focused. It must not be exclusionary. Every member of the community has a role. Individuals fight to be part of a religion and mistake membership for liberation. Religion enslaves. Liberation frees
Embracing A New Normal
This is an exciting time for Christendom. I’m reminded of the scripture found in Isaiah 43:16-21, MSG Bible, “This is what God says, the God who builds a road right through the ocean, who carves a path through pounding waves, The God who summons horses and chariots and armies—they lie down and then can’t get up; they’reContinue reading “Embracing A New Normal”
How did you treat the poor?
Text: Luke 16:19-31 19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreoverContinue reading “How did you treat the poor?”
Commercialization of Christmas
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. (Proverbs 22:6-7) A child learns much from the words of a parent. However that child learns more from the actionsContinue reading “Commercialization of Christmas”
A Message to Parents
“Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is One. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in yourContinue reading “A Message to Parents”
Monetization of Tragedy
Michael Brown is dead, killed by an officer whose duty is to protect and defend. That officer used deadly force but there wasn’t anyone’s life at stake, not even his own. What was the officer protecting? What was the officer defending? Even more tragic in my mind is this fundraising business. The police department hasContinue reading “Monetization of Tragedy”
What do you value?
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21). It has been said that if you want to see what a person values, find out what she spends her money on. That is a superficial indicator dependent upon the premise everyone values money. Some people don’t place value on money andContinue reading “What do you value?”
The Investment Factor : A Changed People, Changing the World!
“These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7) Invest in teaching, mentoring, modeling your faith to yourContinue reading “The Investment Factor : A Changed People, Changing the World!”
Rethinking Crime and Violence..
“A slacker’s craving will kill him because his hands refuse to work. He is filled with craving all day long, but the righteous give and don’t hold back.” (Proverbs 21:25-26) The slacker does not die alone. When the righteous withholds charity from the slacker, crime and violence are the results. Poverty left to its ownContinue reading “Rethinking Crime and Violence..”