He Made Me Do It

“He made me do it, dad!” “Do you mean, son, that he made you hit him?” “Yes, sir.” “Well son, show me how exactly that he made you hit him. Did he hold your arm? Did he promise to break your favorite PowerRanger? How exactly did this happen?” “He looked at me wrong.” “He lookedContinue reading “He Made Me Do It”

An Idol Built From Strength

The Idol of Our Strength In Isaiah 44, God points out to the Israelites the futility of their pursuit of idols. Too our detriment we often look at idol worship as something done by uneducated and ignorant people who are somehow behind us in their intellect. This is to our detriment for we rarely seeContinue reading “An Idol Built From Strength”

A Few Thoughts on Activism

A Few Thoughts on Activism   What does Scripture say?             I am an individual who is very guilty of reacting and then researching whether I reacted correctly at a later date. As a believer, who is indwelt by the Spirit of God, I believe that to not always be sinful behavior. At times itContinue reading “A Few Thoughts on Activism”

The Inconvenience of Truth

Truth can be such an inconvenient thing. It certainly has been in my life, especially when I have avoided it or sought to manipulate it into something that is not true. James wrote concerning a mouth that both blesses and curses that “these things should not be so.” (James 3) This certainly should be theContinue reading “The Inconvenience of Truth”

What happens when the crowd (and our emotions) get involved

What happens when the crowd gets involved? Several years ago I read a book by Frank Peretti titled, The Visitation. Quite honestly it challenged my thinking in a way that still resonates. Every writer hopes that someone will agree with their perspective or accept the possibility that their viewpoint may be correct and I mustContinue reading “What happens when the crowd (and our emotions) get involved”