"Cover your face"
Cover your face, cover your emotions. Could it be that we are losing compassion for one another in our society? You pass someone in a parking lot or in a store and struggle to show a courteous smile behind a mask. I want to make a personal connection
Honoring Paul Mooney
The first time I ever met Pastor and Sister Mooney was at Georgia Campmeeting in 2004. He pulled up beside Sandi and I, rolled down the window, and asked if we wanted to go eat catfish, which we did. That is classic Paul Mooney. Eating and fellowshipping
Should the Church be Flat? Kevin Burzynski
In 2005, Thomas Friedman published a book titled, “The World is Flat.” His idea is that technology and globalization are making the world flatter, more connected, and smaller. This phenomenon continues to unfold today. Amazon and others have contributed to brick and mortar store
Modern Christianity celebrates the birth of Christ. We rejoice at His resurrection, but we often have difficulty trusting Him in silence. Not long ago, I reflected on the everyday “humanity” of Easter and the gravity of trusting God forced its way into my brain. What was it like for the
In an article written for the American Bar Association Journal entitled, “Old-fashioned textualism is all about interpretation, not legislating from the bench,” Bryan Garner, legal expert, author, and close colleague of former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia posits some intriguing ideas about the importance of textualism and how it differs
Perhaps this tirade would have been less startling if it had come from a non-Christian, but I was shocked to come across the following words on the blog of Indiana mega-pastor Tim Stevens.
“I’ve recently noticed that I’m becoming more annoyed by the word “saved” than ever before. Not in the
In their book entitled, The Coddling of the American Mind: How good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for failure, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt make the case that by easing up on parenting and by changing the education that our children receive we are weakening our
Recently, someone impersonated our pastor and sent scam e-mails, mostly to our staff members. The initial e-mail seemed harmless: “Are you available to help me?” A few people responded and the scammers used our pastor’s name and sent a request: “I am out of town and need a favor. My
Growing up in Africa was a wonderful, indescribable experience … surrounded by the beauty and diversity of God’s creation. One thing forever etched into my memory about Africa was the night sky. I hadn’t really considered Africa’s night sky in some time, but going back there with my parents and
In reference to the most recent mass shooting attack in New Zealand, a psychotherapist was analyzing the tone of media pundits who were insisting that the perpetrators must be mentally ill or insane to have committed such an act. The psychotherapist vehemently disagreed and responded with the following critique.
Kimberley Strassel’s new book, The Intimidation Game, documents how our First Amendment right of free speech is being infringed upon. The Wall Street Journal columnist and author states that while liberals claim to be open-minded and tolerant of free speech, we are learning that this is simply not the case.
“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:15-16).
The word conversation is interesting. Peter used the word eight times in the two epistles, but his use of