THOUGHTS ON CULTURE AND POLITICS: Corporate Participation in Political Movements

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

UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: The ‘Middle Ground’ Of The New Covenant

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

UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: Scripture Does Not Endorse ‘Collectivism’

In my last post, I shared my discovery of the fact that -- contrary to what I had always believed -- Scripture does not support the idea of individualism.  For those of us raised in the West, this might be difficult to accept, but it is true.  Most of us don't see it because we've … Continue reading UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: Scripture Does Not Endorse ‘Collectivism’

UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: Scripture Does Not Endorse ‘Individualism’

As I have sought to better understand Scripture (so I can better live according to the teachings of my faith), I have encountered many startling revelations.  Some of them have been easier to accept than others, and some have been very, very difficult to accept.  One of the most difficult revelations I've had challenged my … Continue reading UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: Scripture Does Not Endorse ‘Individualism’

UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes

I have already written about how I came to see the world through a Biblical world-view, UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: It Starts By Learning The Biblical Worldview.  Now I want to explain how I learned to account for the misunderstandings I introduced to Scripture by reading it from my Western perspective.  The two actually go together.  We have to … Continue reading UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes

UNDERSTANDING OUR WORLD: Spiritually, Everything Falls Into Two Divisions: Lawful Or Lawless

NOTE: I was not happy with my original post, so this was re-written.  I pray it will be a better explanation of the idea I'm trying to explain. For the majority of my life, I struggled to make sense out of a seemingly endless number of worldviews and the political ideologies that spawn from them.  … Continue reading UNDERSTANDING OUR WORLD: Spiritually, Everything Falls Into Two Divisions: Lawful Or Lawless

UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: It Starts By Learning The Biblical Worldview

Why do I see the world from a Biblical worldview?  That is a big question, and it is difficult to answer.  It's difficult because it requires me share my life story: to explain how everything I have experienced lead me to the point where I finally understood and embraced God's Word.  For many of the … Continue reading UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: It Starts By Learning The Biblical Worldview