As we all know, on May 25, George Floyd died while being restrained by a police officer named Derek Chauvin. Mr. Floyd was arrested after allegedly trying to use a counterfeit $20. He was detained and held down on the ground by the arresting officer who kept his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck. Three other […]
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As the coronavirus has spread and churches have closed their doors, social media has been peppered with statements accusing other believers of cowardice. They beat their chests with all the theological machismo they can muster and tell the world that they aren’t afraid of a little sickness. They also shame other believers for worshiping in […]
Everybody, it’s time to celebrate! A cure for COVID-19 has been found! Several days ago, prosperity gospel preacher Kenneth Copeland wanted us to know that he has used the power of God to defeat the virus. I’ll let him tell you in his own words (watch it here, starting around 29:00): COVID-19 … (blowing/spitting) … […]
The old self would like us to coax it back to life. Let’s talk about how to avoid doing that.
By Guest Blogger Christa Bryant For many years a debate has split numerous congregations and denominations. What should be the role of women be in the church in a drastically changing society? Women have no limits in the corporate and academic world anymore. Cultural rules allow women to dominate relationships. Should the church allow women […]
The ancient world had a great deal more unpredictability than ours. In a Western country like the United States, we don’t have to worry about our food supply running out. We produce more than enough. If we needed more, we could import it from another country. Famines did occur in the ancient world with greater […]
Conflict is part of life. Whether it involves family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, or someone on the street, not everyone sees things the same way. We all bring different experiences, attitudes, and educational levels to the table. To keep things from escalating into something worse, we have to be prepared to manage conflict when it arises. […]
Last week was the beginning of not only a new year but a new decade. People choose this time to make new resolutions, probably because we like fresh starting points. We want something definitive. We don’t have to wait until 1 January to lose weight, start reading the Bible, or spend more time with our […]