Who Are You, Lord?

Lepicie, “Conversion of St. Paul” This post from a couple years ago is on my mind so I thought I’d repost. *** “Who are you, Lord?”  This was Paul’s question after Jesus struck him blind and stopped him in his tracks (Acts 9:1-5).  Paul was on his way to Damascus where he planned to continue…

The New Pharisees

SNL’s Dana Carvey as The Church Lady The Pharisees were a Jewish faction during the time of Christ. These guys were famous for reducing spirituality to a system of rules. The law of Moses contains roughly 600 laws. The Pharisees, in an ever-nuanced attempt to be right, doubled that number. Whoever didn’t comply with their…

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…

To Judge or Not to Judge (Part 2)

Previously, we explored the subject of judging and the confusion it can cause.  We discovered that judging in itself isn’t wrong but that it does matter who the source of a judgment is.  If God is the source, we are called to express that judgment.  If self is the source, our judgment is wrong. The…

Who Are You, Lord?

Lepicie, “Conversion of St. Paul” “Who are you, Lord?”  This was Paul’s question after Jesus struck him blind and stopped him in his tracks (Acts 9:1-5).  Paul was on his way to Damascus where he planned to continue killing or imprisoning followers of Jesus.  Then, the future apostle was a Pharisee.  He learned under the…