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04/22/2017Posted by on
From Reasons to Believe in 2016:
Every year on April 22, millions of people worldwide will gather on local beaches, streets, and parks to collect trash, plant trees, and honor and celebrate our Earth. In recent years, Earth Day has become almost as popular as Halloween and Christmas, observed by people from diverse religious beliefs and backgrounds. Rather than dismissing the holiday as just another day, Earth Day can remind us of the carefully crafted and fine-tuned home God has made for us. Read more of this post
04/18/2017Posted by on
John Piper on the Jesus Follower view of others who are different. You have to get to minute 13!
03/10/2017Posted by on
It is not just Jesus followers who are conflicted over baking for homosexual wedding.
03/08/2017Posted by on
We are to the point in America where can’t discuss differing points of view. Social media has gone psycho with mostly shouting matches and no progress. Going further apart. Distancing ourselves seems to be an agenda item.
Larry does it right here, I believe. What do you think? I haven’t vetted all his points but he has right demeanor and perspective. I appreciate some levelheadedness!
02/17/2017Posted by on
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
02/06/2017Posted by on
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.
02/02/2017Posted by on
Here is a call to Jesus followers regarding the psychology that may be driving us without our knowledge. I must listen to John again because I did not get all he said the first time.
01/30/2017Posted by on
I like Yassin. He is a good refugee. I would eat his wraps if I were there.
01/09/2017Posted by on
This is my revelation (I can’t say coming out). It does not fit! But, I have to say something.
I have compassion on David in the video. You see, when I was 10 years old I was taken away from my home by a homosexual man to a motel room to be his toy. Did my parents know what this man was up to? I will never know. Did I understand what happened to me that night? No. I had no class for this man nor for what he did. Do I know why I felt dirty the next morning at breakfast? No. Only that he did something to me that was “wrong.” I don’t know why I thought it wrong, I just did. That thinking may have been my salvation from what could have been. I did not accept what he did to me. I rejected it. I did not want it from him NOR for me, you see. I never dealt with same sex attraction afterward. Many children, who might have had a similar, should I say, more pleasurable experience, may have turned out totally different from me. What happened to me was wrong, I know now. He could have been put in jail based on the laws of the state. He violated me. He took advantage of me. I was his prisoner for the night.