Warning! If you have a thin political skin do not read further because you will be offended.
One of the three great temptations of Christ in the wilderness was to bow before the gods of this world so that he might inherit the glory of the kingdoms of this world. Jesus refused to bow. Instead, he laid down his life, was lifted high upon a cross for the powers of this world to mock, was executed and buried. So much for humanity’s desire for a new world order. This present world order will do just fine, thank you very much.
Continue reading Politics of Intoxication
I find it appropriate that Halloween and Election Day are just around the corner. Halloween is a phantasy. The election is a real horror. Both days are about the masks we wear.
Continue reading The Masks we Wear
On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther posted his 95 Thesis on the door of the Wittenberg Church. He had no clue that his “protest” against indulgences would ignite a socio-political and religious revolution. Next year will be the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. I’ve been wondering how Christian churches should observe this anniversary. What resources can we employ to teach God’s people about the history of the Faith?
Continue reading This Changed Everything – A Review
The General Assembly of the Church of God recently approved a measure to promote lifelong learning among our ministers. As a lifelong learner I would like to offer some friendly advice.
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Last week we heard the horrible news that Father Jacques Hamel was beheaded at the altar of his church as those in attendance were forced to watch. He was not the first, nor will he be the last to suffer. Jesus declared,
Continue reading The Kingdom of Heaven Suffers Violence