Logo or Seed

What Do You See? A Log or a Seed?

Whenever a person or group feels called by God to take a righteous stand on any issue, there is a danger that those who support that “unrighteous” issue are attacked with as much venom as the issue itself. This often leads to tragic results. The news media loves spotlighting religious groups that link the sinner…

A Soul Sunday Blog Quote

My wife was enjoying her early morning ritual of sipping coffee and surfing blog sites and found this great quote on the Sunshine and Whimsy blog. I hope that it inspires you: “I thought sunshine and whimsy might help me figure life out and find my people. And it has. It is. I hoped it…

The Ministry of “Reconciliation”

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. (2 Cor. 5:18-19, NIV, emphasis added) This, then, is how…

Postmodernism, Wisdom & Rebuke

Despite our “righteous” desires for a Christian nation, most people today recognize we live in a postmodern society. Postmodernity has found its way into our architecture, our entertainment, our technologies and certainly our philosophies and religious systems. In a philosophical nutshell, postmodernism is the belief that there is no one universal belief: that your truth…

Connecting with a Culture in Crisis

In my pre-teen years, I often handed over my pittance of a weekly allowance to the cashier at the local hobby supply store. Completing enough chores that week meant I could make it out of the store with a model plane kit and few small bottles of Testors Paint before the money ran out. The…

Why Just in Crisis?

The Typhoon in the Philippines; Hurricane Sandy; the devastation of the Gulf Coastline; and (closer to home) the flooding across the South, the last few years have seen their share of crises. For the millions that suffer, the process of healing and recovery extends far past the press coverage. But in the immediate moment, and…