This blog is the continuation of a previous post On Aug 16, 2017, a few days after the alt-right rally in Charlottesville, VA this tweet became the most liked tweet in Twitter’s short history. It’s a quote lifted out of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk to Freedom that continues, “people must learn to hate, and … Continue reading “Nobody Was Born Racist” and other Things I Wish Were True
There is a short but familiar story in Luke 18:15-17 where we see Jesus receiving little children. Right before that, Jesus finished his his parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector with the words “those who exalt themselves will be humbled, but whoever humbles themselves will be exalted” (Luke 18:14b) and then almost as … Continue reading Being Childish
Even Justice For An Enemy
There has been a lot said in the media about Omar Kadhr since his $10.5 million dollar settlement with the Federal government was announced earlier this month and not all of it was true. As John Oliver says, "memes aren't facts." You need to be careful who you listen to, so consider the following summary … Continue reading Even Justice For An Enemy
by Julie Walker I don't know how this happened. I feel like yesterday we had small children running around this house and today we have a house full of teenagers. Every single one of our children is a TEENAGER!! What has actually happened! This cannot be God's plan. All those runny nose, messy eating, midnight … Continue reading My Babies
A Distracted Mind
This week I've been learning about Spiritual Reflection at a one week intensive course at Lipscomb University. We talked about a study done by two Harvard researchers who wanted to track the connection between where your attention was focused, and how happy you were. So they developed an iPhone app that contacted 2,250 volunteers at … Continue reading A Distracted Mind
A New Year's Resolution for Social Media
If you are considering a New Year's resolution, might I suggest that you resolve to improve the way you participate in social media. With every new communication technology there is a period of time between its arrival and when our culture catches up with appropriate social boundaries for its use and we are right smack … Continue reading A New Year's Resolution for Social Media
What is a Christian Song?
“This is a Christian song?” We were having a father – son conversation in the car on our way somewhere when I had some words of praise for my son's – right at this particular moment – favourite band. The song is called “Demons” by Imagine Dragons but don't let the title fool you. The … Continue reading What is a Christian Song?
This Pope is the Best!
Have I mentioned how impressed I am by Pope Francis? When he was first named pope last March he made it clear that, with him as Pope, things were going to be different. Once the conclave had decided, the Master of Ceremonies came forward with the traditional papal red cape trimmed with ermine. Pope Francis … Continue reading This Pope is the Best!
Nietzsche the Theologian
Friedrich Nietzsche is famous for saying a number of things: "Whatever doesn't kill you can only make you stronger," "I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time," "God is dead! And we have killed him." In life he was as famous an atheist as the world has ever known, … Continue reading Nietzsche the Theologian
Wisdom about Marriage
Here are three wise men (wise guys?) who have a collective 116 years of experience between them talking about marriage. Piper, Carson, and Keller on Sustaining the Covenant of Marital Love from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo. Here is the article that Keller mentions: The Power of Promising by Lewis Smedes.