The Unexpected One

“Seek first God’s reign, and God’s justice, and all these things will be given to you besides.”  Matthew 6: 33 During Advent we look forward to Christmas and we notice the darkness of the season.  Soon we will endure the longest night.  But then the days will get longer, and the sunlight will stay withContinue reading “The Unexpected One”

Violence is Not the Way

“From John the Baptist’s time until now the kingdom of God has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force.” Matthew 11: 12 Once we believe that Christ is the revelation of God, we must interpret all of scripture through the lens of what Christ has revealed about God. Christ Jesus revealed that GodContinue reading “Violence is Not the Way”

On the Edge Again

“Let the king beware for your justice tears ev’ry tyrant from his throne.” Canticle of the Turning In another last ditch effort to preserve his reign as president, or more likely, preserve his self esteem, or perhaps to continue raising millions of dollars from his supporters, our president has encouraged Texas AG, General Ken Paxton,Continue reading “On the Edge Again”

We the People

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” Preamble of theContinue reading “We the People”

Abusing Forgiveness

“Be kind to one another, compassionate, and mutually forgiving, just as God has forgiven you in Christ.” Ephesians 4: 32 One thing we know about Christianity is that it is big on forgiveness. Forgiveness is foundational. In the Our Father (The Lord’s Prayer) we pray, “and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those whoContinue reading “Abusing Forgiveness”