At the Risk of Repeating Myself…

Many times on The Voice of One I have expressed my concern over the spiritual ruin our culture is courting.  My biggest concern is not racism, sexism, classism, or any of the other things society is morbidly obsessed about.  What keeps me up at night is the accusation and unforgiveness running roughshod over America today….

Yes, I Will Say His Name

Since the murder of George Floyd, American cities have experienced paroxysms of protests and riots. To date, three separate protests have happened where I live, which is saying something for our small town.  Thankfully, they remained peaceful; some of our police participated, exchanged fist-bumps with protesters, and walked along to show support.  Along with real…

Whose Side Are You On, Anyway?

Art by Patrick Murphy Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”  “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now…

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)…