DIFFERENTIATION

A Biblical worldview must address issues regarding the testings and trials of life. Even a cursory reading of the Bible reveals that testings and trials are a standard component of the human experience. The narratives of Scripture highlight the real-life struggles of its characters and their varying degrees of success or failures in navigating these … More DIFFERENTIATION

MORAL AUTHORITY

Sometimes I ponder this question. If I only had one opportunity to address a group of leaders, which topic would I select? Two issues vie for the number one position in my mind. One subject is the truism, “The Kingdom within becomes the Kingdom without” The other topic is the importance of moral authority. Both issues have in common a focus on the leader’s secret life. As I have had opportunity to address leaders I have endeavored to include these topics in my exhortations.  … More MORAL AUTHORITY

PROVOKING THE INTENDED OFFENSE: A Seismic Shift for an Evangelical Footing

“Evangelical Christianity, or evangelical Protestantism, is a worldwide, trans-denominational movement within Protestant Christianity which maintains the belief that the essence of the Gospel consists of the doctrine of salvation by grace, solely through faith in Jesus’s atonement. Evangelicals believe in the centrality of the conversion or “born again” experience in receiving salvation, in the authority … More PROVOKING THE INTENDED OFFENSE: A Seismic Shift for an Evangelical Footing

BE KIND

The photo of former First Lady, Michele Obama, and Former President George W. Bush, featured in this blog, inspires hope for our political process. During a recent interview with the Today Show’s Jenna Bush Hager, (George W. Bush’s daughter), Michele Obama said she has found common ground with the former president despite their opposing views. “Our values are the same,” Obama said. “We disagree on policy, but we don’t disagree on humanity. We don’t disagree about love and compassion. I think that’s true for all of us . . . many people often get lost in our fear of what’s different instead of displaying kindness and bonding over similarities.”
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