Scripture: Genesis 6:5-8 5 The Lord saw that humanity had become thoroughly evil on the earth and that every idea their minds thought up was always completely evil. 6 The Lord regretted making human beings on the earth, and he was heartbroken. 7 So the Lord said, “I will wipe off of the land the human race that... Continue Reading →
Text for the Week: The Promise of Peace
Scripture: Luke 1:68-79 68 “Bless the Lord God of Israel because he has come to help and has delivered his people.69 He has raised up a mighty savior for us in his servant David’s house,70 just as he said through the mouths of his holy prophets long ago.71 He has brought salvation from our enemies and from the power of all... Continue Reading →
America The Christian Nation: What Would It Look Like?
I am in the midst of a series on America as a Christian nation the last post in the series was on the origins of the mythos that America is a Christian Nation (here), in this post I want to begin looking at what it would actually mean for America to be a Christian Nation.... Continue Reading →
America The Christian Nation: Where it Began
This is the second in a series of posts on the idea of America as a Christian nation you can read the first post here. Understanding some of the difficulties we face with the notion of America being a Christian nation requires understanding where this idea began. The concept that America is a Christian nation... Continue Reading →
Justice Begins in Remembering
I live in rural Ohio and 95% of my community is white. Over the last year I have had several conversations with individuals on race and racism. I find that many people have difficulty with the idea of racism because they believe racism must be overt and individual if it exists. What does that mean?... Continue Reading →
Justice for the Unborn.
It is not at all surprising to me that I received push back on my post Pro-Life Values and a Pro-Choice President. I completely expected the typical comments from people identifying as pro-choice saying I was pushing my values on them and pro-life individuals saying I was ignoring abortion. I do not think either of... Continue Reading →
Can We Start Listening?
Currently I have 10 posts I have not completed in my draft folder. Today I looked at each of them and asked myself if I wanted to complete one of them today. I reread every word I wrote on each of them and I realized something, many had one thing in common. I have posts... Continue Reading →
With Liberty and Justice for All
America is, yet again, embroiled in protests calling for justice. As I pondered the events of the last week I began to think about the founding of this country; and my mind went to the act of vandalism (or even domestic terrorism) which is given credit as the first shot of the Revolution, the Boston... Continue Reading →