The debate is swirling concerning the Syrian refugee status, and whether they should be welcomed into the US. While that's an important conversation, and one that needs to be had, let's set it aside for a moment. Regardless of conviction, everyone I know who claims Christ agrees that we should express love and compassion to…Read more Let’s help Syrian (and other) refugees.
Allow me to make a bold suggestion. I am increasingly convinced that Christianity is an inherently optimistic – and even happy – faith. Now I get it, even as I make that assumption more than a few of you are objecting to it. Your objections are most likely rooted in your view of the depravity…Read more A Happy Faith
My daughter loves to try and do things on her own, even things she doesn't have the strength or knowledge to accomplish. Often she'll work at it, and work it, only to throw her hands in the air and give up. I'm prone, during those times, to remind her that all she needs to do…Read more Don’t worry. Seriously, don’t.
Kermit Gosnell is currently on trial. He has been accused of murder after the abortion clinic that he owned was inspected and found to be a place of unimaginable horror. The testimonies, this week, of his former employees (many of whom have already been convicted of serious felonies for their involvement in this little house…Read more Kermit Gosnell : A horror story unfolds
Probably the most moving, impactful book I have read in a few years has been "The Insanity of God." Author Nik Ripken traveled around the globe interviewing members of the persecuted church and chronicling their stories, but before you get to that portion of the book, Ripken tells the story of his own experience as…Read more Kindle Deal – The Insanity of God
Connor McBride shot his fiance in the face. He immediately confessed, and turned himself in. Through a process called "Restorative Justice", discussed at length in this New York Times article, he received a much lighter sentence than usual as he, his family and the victim's family all three came together to offer apologies, and forgiveness.…Read more Is forgiveness a viable option for the justice system?