9/11 is our modern "day that will live in infamy". Like the first day to be so designated, it probably didn't have to happen. in-depth research by the 9/11 Commission revealed gaps in communication among agencies, lack of immigration enforcement, and failure to heed warnings that certain individuals posed a threat, among many other factors. In our… Continue reading We underestimated our enemy
Last year, on this commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I wrote my thoughts on the State of the Dream, all those years later. I'd briefly like to revisit that idea. LIBERTY Our country in general enjoys a liberty that was purchased by the blood of others. From the American Revolution to the Greatest… Continue reading Heirs of the Dream
THE MAGI AND THE GIFT The journey… We traveled far -- led by a Star -- from a land hungry for light, To find the infant Hebrew King, whose glory rose so bright. Gifts we’d chosen just for him – treasures of our land. How could we think to see his face with only empty… Continue reading THE MAGI AND THE GIFT
Ever felt stuck? Just not going anywhere? Nothing seemed to work to get loose and get you going again? Would you believe the Bible talks about being stuck? 1 Samuel 26:7 KJV  So David and Abishai came to the people by night: and, behold, Saul lay sleeping within the trench, and his spear stuck… Continue reading Stuck
This time of year many people become fascinated with the concept of horror. Movie-goers inundate themselves with flicks depicting things they hope never happen, but enjoy imagining are real for the moment. Nice families decorate their yards with images they should pray never meet up with them in real life. So what about horror? Is… Continue reading Horror Story
Is the church today supposed to be like the church in the Book of Acts? If not, when did it change? Some things very obviously changed from the Old Testament to the New: 1) sacrifice for sin was completed by Jesus' work on Calvary (Hebrews 10:1-18) 2) eating foods prohibited under the Law of Moses… Continue reading When did the Gospel change?
"Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your heart..." Psalm 95:7-8 How we hear the Word of God is in our hands. We have the power to soften or to harden our own hearts when the Word is preached: to respond with humble brokenness or with stiff pride. Many think it's a mystery… Continue reading In your hands