Category: Culture, Society

Transformation Tuesday

“… and be continually renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh, untarnished mental and spiritual attitude], and put on the new self [the regenerated and renewed nature], created in God’s image, [godlike] in the righteousness and holiness of the truth [living in a way that expresses to God your gratitude for your salvation]” (Ephesians 4:23-24 AMP). “Since you have heard…

Spiritual Bankruptcy (Updated)

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn” (Prioverbs 29:2 KJV). I originally wrote this post in October 2018 while observing the changes that were taking place with America. I decided to repost in light of the present chaos taking place in America playing out on the world stage. When we…

Difficult Times Will Come – Part 2

“See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, . . . ” (Isaiah 60:2a) As I write this I am beyond grief after hearing that another African American male was shot and killed after a SWAT team entered a downtown apartment under a no-knock warrant in Minneapolis. My first reaction was didn’t the police learn from…

Freedom In Christ – Part 2

“and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32) On Monday I wrote a blog post Freedom In Christ, in which I stated that America is uniquely obsessed with “freedom.” You can see it in our politics. You can hear it in our daily discourse. But we’re also, amazingly, a country full of fortunate…

Matters of the Heart (Repost): Part 2

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God does not see as man sees, since man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7) Many years ago, the Lord began to deal with me about the condition of my heart. The importance of keeping…

Matters of the Heart (Repost)

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God does not see as man sees, since man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7) People tend to judge the character and worth of others by looking at outward appearances. If a person is tall,…

“Uncivil” Part 2

What does the Scriptures have to say about civility? According to Wikipedia, the phrase “silence is golden” most likely comes from a proverb extolling the value of silence over speech, “Speech is silver, silence is golden”. There comes a time when we must break silence. Being silent may not be the best solution when our democracy is failing. Our nation…

The Danger of Shallow Faith: Don’t Believe The Hype!

“Now faith is the certainty of things hoped for, a proof of things not seen..” (Hebrews 11:1) Romans 12:2 instructs each believer to “Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, and be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how we think. This will empower every believer to discern God’s will. We are encouraged to take our everyday,…

Does America Really Want Justice?

This morning while pondering the current political and societal upheaval in our nation, the thought came to me, “Do we (America) really want justice?” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words in his Letter from the Birmingham Jail said: “No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a…