Making You Think
Life + Culture + Faith + Worldview
Challenge + Encouragement
Hurricane Harvey: Every time people along the coast hear, “Help Houston”, they are hearing something else, an unintended message of, “We have forgotten you!”
Fatherhood is hard. In last week’s post, I described a father’s gain. This week, the story of fatherhood continues.
Fatherhood ain’t easy. As with many father-son relationships, there can be seasons of distance and contention. Sometimes there is a gain to be had.
There is a lot of name-calling going on. People are sick of it. The best way to get people tune you out is to start name-calling. Name-calling is unhelpful
There are two kinds of people in this world. People of Peace and People of Strife. The question we must ask ourselves is ‘which one am I?’ How can you become a person of peace?
Often times, people equate hypocrisy to Christians or the church. I totally agree! All Christians are hypocrites! The question is ‘why?’
I make promises and commitments I will not keep to people I care about and depend on me to follow through on my word. This is a very unsettling situation for someone who ‘prides’ themselves on personal integrity. The key word is ‘pride’. I have made huge moral and relational blunders in my past. My pride has blinded me to the fact that I am completely unreliable.
How would you describe the ‘tone’ in our nation today?
Would you describe it as charitable and peaceful or toxic and divisive?
We are a nation divided. The media is helping to drive the division. As a Christ-follower, I must counter this division with a comprehensive worldview anchored the word of God. I am called to think redemptively and pursue reconciliation through God’s love. Why is it so hard?
Throngs of angry youth push past me and trample on my only possessions screaming about unfairness and equality. Am I not equal? You never actually sit with me and ask what its like to experience homelessness.
A good friend of mine in Montreal Canada posted a comment on Facebook this morning. He and I are on different sides of the political spectrum. So, here we are on the first page of a new chapter in history. As the ink spills and fills the future pages of this book, it is worth noting ‘what the heck just happened’ is not a political shift but a cultural shift.
Training for my first triathlon revealed the damage of my pursuit of partying. My lungs didn’t work properly, my swim sucked and I could not run more than a few miles.
After my first race, I realized something had changed.
Last night, I found myself reading about the Edward Snowden. While you may be able to hide from the NSA, the ways of man cannot be hidden from God. ALL is known by God.