Category Archives: in the news

Bapu

In a world growing more violent, filled with those who accept violence as the cost of living in the world, our thoughts should turn to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Better known as Mahatma. Great Soul. Born Oct. 2, 1869, he was … Continue reading

Posted in culture, Faith, in the news, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Eclipse

Did you see this Facebook profile frame for the eclipse? This was a sponsored ad from the Institute for Creation Research. It was a paid ad from a religious organization, and most Facebook users had no idea. Who is ICR? … Continue reading

Posted in culture, Faith, in the news, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Both sides

Both sides on the beaches of Normandy weren’t equal. Both sides at Auschwitz were not responsible.  Both sides did not cause the Civil War.  I am reminded of Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, “Both parties deprecated war, but one of … Continue reading

Posted in culture, in the news, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A letter for our times

In the aftermath of the chaos in Charlottesville, too many moderates remain silent. Anti-American, anti-Semitic racists marched through the city brandishing images of bigotry and hate, culminating in a racist white, male, terrorist driving his car into a crowd of … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, culture, in the news, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

He Was My Brother

On June 21, 1964, in Neshoba County, Mississippi, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner were assassinated as they worked for civil rights. A deputy sheriff assisted in their murders. They died so others could be free. He was my … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, in the news, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

God and climate change

This understanding of God … … is a problematic understanding. God will take care of climate change, but Rep. Walberg took things into his own hands when it came time to help 20 million people lose their health insurance. Walberg … Continue reading

Posted in culture, Faith, in the news, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Liberty

Trump is giving the graduation address at Liberty University, which claims to be the largest Christian college. Are those who accommodate, accept or ignore evil any better than the evil doer? I don’t think so. Trump is a liar, an … Continue reading

Posted in culture, Faith, in the news, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Embracing evil

When some Christians talk about Jesus, they are simply wrong. Their politics are more important than the actual teaching of Jesus, and so they’ve twisted Jesus into something that’s not in the Bible and clearly not the message of Jesus. … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, culture, Faith, in the news, Prayer | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

“President Carter, am I a Christian?”

I love President Carter. I’ve written about him here: President Carter   and here: The desire to find peace on Memorial Day   and here: You met a president   New York Times reporter Nicolas Kristof had a great e-mail interview with … Continue reading

Posted in culture, Faith, in the news, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

United

People yelled as they witnessed a man being assaulted. Most of us have seen the video of a passenger being dragged off a United Airlines flight. Video and news story A very few, as some usually do, blame the victim … Continue reading

Posted in culture, in the news | Tagged | Leave a comment

Republican Christians

Not since the Reformation has the choice been so clear. On one side, Christians who read the red letters of the Bible and find in the teachings of Jesus a call to help the poor, support widows, orphans and aliens, … Continue reading

Posted in culture, Faith, in the news | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Shacking up

The Shack, the book and movie, is another stark example of the differences among modern Christians. Some Christians are quick to discredit and criticize a movie they’ve never seen about a book they’ve never read. They casually toss around words … Continue reading

Posted in culture, in the news, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment