Recent years in the world has presented many complexities to nation’s government. We’ve faced disasters, wars, floods, hurricanes and droughts. The situations result in people movements. For the last several years, displaced peoples have begged a response. But, I question has been, what is the right response. I know what the Bible says about “foreigners” or “sojourners.” I believe I know how to respond to persons in that category. All the people movements made me wonder about nationalism and the need for borders. But, I also have to ask, what are the merits for or against national borders. I found this article by Wes Walter on ClashDaily which gave me something to think about and is worth sharing in full here. Read more of this post
Spoiler Warning: this is the best commentary I’ve heard on the movie.
Scorsese on Silence, the Movie & Faith
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I did a series 4 years ago on homosexuality. I have changed my views on homosexuality since that time.
There is new information out and new perspectives. I will say that my new perspective comes from reading a book called Washed and Waiting. It tells a person’s story through discovering the homosexual orientation of a Mr. Hill. I have not finished the book so I will not recommend it at this point. However, it presents a view to homosexuality I have not appreciated in the past and I will say the read is very enlightening for me.
“Who hath despised the day of small things?” Little community churches like this are the heartbeat of God. Although this little white country church only has services once per week the foundation upon which a small church like this is built is everlasting. Sun beams shine down as a blessing upon this little bethel, on a snowy winter afternoon.
Courtesy: Forest Wander
I am reblogging a brother’s post which I find thoughtful and exposing. Enjoy and check out his world and words from across the ocean.
If ever there was a group who would rightly be able to say “not my leader” it was the first century Jews. But what did Jesus say to them? What do we today owe our president?
Source: February 2 – Dead Presidents