Friday, November 25, 2022

One in Christ Jesus

During a recent "Conversations That Matter" podcast (listen to it here), the host played a tape of a panel discussion during an "Acts 29" event in which several black people, ostensibly Christians, discussed racism and their experiences growing up. There were a number of things said that, depending on your experience, where you grew up, and how you were raised, you may nod in understanding that they happened and sometimes, unfortunately still happen.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

The Novelization Of Our Society

It is certain that all of us have heard quite a good deal about George Orwell's eerily prescient novel "1984" and its uncanny predictions about the world which at the time of his writing was decades in the future. I have recently finished listening to the book and in truth some of the things it has to say about society and how it would devolve into a mesh of contradictions are amazingly accurate. One may be tempted to think that Orwell was some sort of prophet, but it doesn't take a prophet to understand where the world is headed.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Stand Up...The Right Way!

In the most recent Wednesday Thought, I mentioned that five Tampa Bay Rays (a Major League Baseball team) players refused to wear a hat and patch with logos that celebrate "Gay Pride" month. I also mentioned that the players have been ostracized and called bigots for their action. Such behavior, unfortunately, is all too common when it comes to our current state of affairs. As long as you're on the "right" side of the ideological divide, everything is okay and tolerance will be showered on you for whatever sins you may commit. Once you cross that line, however, you will be lucky to keep your physical safety, even for the minutest of infractions.