Thoughts for those who feel helpless in the wake of George Floyd’s killing

“A compounding of sin, a compounding of death, a compounding of grief. Like many, if not all, of you, I was convicted to do something to help make our society, our country, better than it is. The question is, how do we do that? If you are like me, you’re seeing all these videos, reading all these articles, or social media posts, and you’re feeling somewhat helpless and like you don’t know what to do. I do not pretend to have all the answers here. I have a perspective and some suggestions, and I know at least some of what I will do in the midst of all this chaos and pain.” … More Thoughts for those who feel helpless in the wake of George Floyd’s killing

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Jesus Loves Sinners

Jesus loves sinners. This is one of his least-disputed characteristics across lines of belief, tradition, race, and politics. And I thank God for that He does! Because it means He loves even me, too. When I first joined Facebook in 2010 (I’m not sure whether it makes me more of a dinosaur for joining so … More Jesus Loves Sinners

What Some Conscientiously-Dissenting Christians Think About the SCOTUS Ruling and Why

This morning the Supreme Court handed down their decision ruling on the nationwide legality of same-sex marriage. Quite a few of my friends and acquaintances celebrate this, and quite a few of my friends and acquaintances do not. In my reading today, I have come across a variety of responses within those two streams. There … More What Some Conscientiously-Dissenting Christians Think About the SCOTUS Ruling and Why

When a Man Attacks, Or: Another Day Ending in ‘Y’

By now you all will have heard of the shooting perpetrated near the University of California, Santa Barbara on Friday, May 23rd, 2014. The shooter was 22 years old, the son of a successful assistant director of major Hollywood films, and did not seem to want for anything materially. Except for the bodies of young … More When a Man Attacks, Or: Another Day Ending in ‘Y’