When does Understanding become Injustice? When does Compassion become Weakness? As Followers of the Way of the Cross we learn that we are to turn the other cheek, to not repay evil for evil, to extend grace and to even love our enemies: all because this is how the Heavenly Father relates to us and […]Read more "Compassion and Justice: Speaking the Truth in Love"
Looking back on this essay from July of 2013, about the hysteria surrounding the trial of George Zimmerman regarding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, I find that considering all that with all that has happened since with Ferguson MO and NYC, this essay remains very applicable. So I decided to edit it a little and […]Read more "Silence Is Not An Option: Some Thoughts on Justice & Inequality"
Recently I stumbled over the very winsome and articulate Neil Degrasse Tyson. He is a fantastic communicator; disarmingly casual, witty and entertaining. He seems intelligent, yet without an air of condescension; clever and still humble enough to recognize that he doesn’t have all the answers. And yet, for some reason he made the assertion in […]Read more "Faith, Reason & Progress: A Response to Neil Degrasse Tyson"
In a recent appearance on Sean Hannity the Duck Dynasty patriarch said that if he was in charge of the situation with ISIS his strategy would be to convert them or to kill them. Naturally this has stirred up some controversy. However, those who embrace or reject what was said out of hand – […]Read more "Why Phil Robertson is Both Right & Wrong About ISIS"
In case you are one of the few people who is even less aware of what is happening inside the glass walls of the American Church than I am, there is a major controversy currently over comments made by the worship band and Dove award winner Gungor (Here is an excellent article from the Christian […]Read more "What The Gungor Controversy Tells Us About The American Church"
I have been a father for quite some time now and as such I have had the chance to watch many hours of children’s programing. To date one of my favorites remains the old PBS cartoon Clifford the Big Red Dog. I think what I love most about the story, is captured beautifully by the […]Read more "What Clifford The Big Red Dog Can Teach Us About Grace"