So, we all know the story about Christopher Columbus sailing West, supposedly to find a new route to the East Indies. But have you ever learned about why this was necessary? Seriously, for centuries, the trade routes to the East Indies had gone overland, through what we think of today as Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran, … Continue reading HISTORY: The REAL Reason Columbus Sailed West
I do not want to explain myself the way I normally do -- not in this post. I simply do not trust myself to talk right now. I am too angry and too grieved over what is happening in this nation today. We are divided, and a house divided cannot stand. Unfortunately, I do not … Continue reading Believers Need To Understand There Is No Common Ground Here
In my last post, I wrote about the dangers of the slippery slope. In this post, I propose to address a specific practice that leads to the slippery slope of moral decay. As with my last post, I would like to start by referencing Glenn Beck. Once again, I would like to stress that, while … Continue reading MATTERS OF MORALITY: The Slippery Slope of Compromise
I listen to Glenn Beck. I find myself agreeing with him less and less every day, but I continue to listen because I have come to believe that -- whether or not he is correct -- he is sincere in what he claims to believe and he does not try to deceive his audience. For … Continue reading MATTERS OF MORALITY: The Slippery Slope
This may not be worth anything to anyone who reads it, but it is worth a great deal to me. What's more, the following story is true: not only did it happen, but I have faithfully related it the way it happened. In fact, at the time, it made such an impression on me that … Continue reading PERSONAL ANECDOTES: Why Do Most Journalism and Education Majors Chose Their Fields?
Nike's recent deal with Colin Kaepernick is just the latest in a series of corporations openly taking sides in the cultural and political civil war currently raging in this country, and Nike did so at the expense of its stock holders. This move seems to have cost Nike some $3 BILLION in stock value in … Continue reading THOUGHTS ON CULTURE AND POLITICS: Corporate Participation in Political Movements
In my first post of this three-part series, I discussed my belief that Scripture does not condemn, but neither does it advocate for society which bases its focus on the individual. In both the New and Old Testaments, Scripture stresses relationships and community -- even to the point of treating large groups corporately. However, in … Continue reading UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: The ‘Middle Ground’ Of The New Covenant