Did you know Moses’ grandson became a pagan priest? And that he led the tribe of Dan in worshiping an idol made from the silver that the Philistines paid Delilah for betraying Samson. This story may sound too bizarre to be true so don’t take my word for it. You can find all of the … Continue reading Is God On Our Side?
For several years I’ve been fascinated by the lives of famous warriors turned peacemakers, men like Nelson Mandela, Quanah Parker, and Smedley Butler. I mention these men because I hope their lives can become a road map for our nation in learning how to stop fighting one another. If Mandela could let go of revenge … Continue reading Are The Peacemakers Cursed?
We’ve all been there before. You join a new group or organization, like a new job or a new group of friends, and after a certain amount of time – usually referred to as the “honeymoon” – you start to notice some things that aren’t quite right. Some people choose not to rock the boat, … Continue reading Descent Into Chaos: A pattern of being rejected and made to feel like you’re crazy.
An acquaintance of mine recently suggested that “active shooter drills” in schools are just like the Cold War, except the Soviets are us. His comment reminded me of a news story I had just seen. A middle school in Florida partnered with their local police department in conducting a real-life active shooter drill, with police … Continue reading The Power of Fear
Is violence ever a viable option for a Christian? I suppose most people will have one of these three responses; some will initially say yes, some will say no, and still others will wonder what I mean by violence and viable. A little background information may help to clarify the question for those in the … Continue reading The Kingdom Suffers Violence