Kavan-augh!!

Charlie Brown by Charles Schulz Last week, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed and sworn in as America’s newest Supreme Court Justice.  If you followed this situation even remotely, you know it was grueling for all involved.  Allegations of sexual misconduct were made against Kavanaugh.  Politicians, pundits, and protesters hissed, slithered, and bared their fangs throughout the…

The Most High Priest

Moses said to Aaron, “Sacrifice the offering that is for the people and make atonement for them, as the LORD has commanded.” Aaron then brought the offering that was for the people. As they led him away, a large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. Then he lifted…

Just a Thought…

  The longer I walk with the Lord, the more I aspire to be forgiving rather than perfect….

Death Defying

Recently, President Obama directed American public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom corresponding to the sex they identify with. The Obama administration says this is just a recommendation. But schools that don’t comply risk losing federal funding. It’s an optionless option. I was furious. Transgenderism is a complex issue our nation is…

Don’t Tread on Me (Part 2)

Please read Part One before continuing… Societal unforgiveness is further tightening its coils through microagression theory.  Dr. Derald Wing Sue says, “Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, non-verbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.”  Sue…

“Don’t Tread on Me” (Part One)

“To err is human; to forgive, divine.”  This old saying nails a core human issue (as old sayings often do!)  Amidst more fashionable issues like global warming, social justice, and gay marriage, I fear plain ol’ forgiveness is an afterthought.  Yet our old saying captures two things about forgiveness: 1) It is fundamentally important; 2)…

C U L8er

I’ve got some family visiting so I’m going to take a 10-ish day break from blogging.  Please read past posts, booklets I’ve posted, or check out some of the awesome blogs I follow. A word before I go: Yesterday, I was meditating on verses that talk about the blood of Jesus cleansing us from sin….

I Believe in Science!

I follow a couple blogs that do a lot of outreach to atheists.  They are Hardwired and See There’s this Thing Called Biology…  Both of these sites feature engaging authors who are incisive and quick-witted.  I laugh as much as I think when reading their posts. These blogs never disappoint when it comes to generating discussion, often with die-hard…

The Fruitlessness of the Cross

The following is excerpted from a booklet I am close to finishing–Despising the Lamb: Pictures of Contempt in First Samuel *** First Samuel opens with a story about Elkanah and his wives, Hannah and Peninnah.   Hannah was unable to have children.   Peninnah bore children for Elkanah and smugly needled Hannah about it: “Her…

Keep on the Shunny Shide

A book I’m reading advocates for the Matthew 18 model of church discipline: If someone sins, talk to him one on one.  If he doesn’t respond, re-approach with two or three others.  If that doesn’t work, take him before the church.  If he doesn’t listen to the church, “let him be like an unbeliever and…