Three Threats – Which is the Greatest Threat?

“Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.” —James Wilson (1790) We must be willing to stand for what is right and best and against what is unjust and harmful and not allow anyone to create a situation or culture that will destroy what we are working toward.  All three of the following issues must be given attention as we move forward.  We must be diligent, vigilant, compassionate… Read More

God’s Redemption and Reconciliation

I can tell you this though, systemic problem or otherwise, it exists in our systems and communities because they are made up of people!  I do know we have a people problem… we have a heart problem!  For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders. (Matthew 15:19) When we choose to judge someone by the color of his or her skin, which happens all the time, we’ve got a problem.  Read More

God in the Pandemic – “Church, Don’t Go Back to the Status Quo!”

The modern church is on a sandy foundation. Three current realities need to change for God’s people to make disciples that impact and influence every part of culture: 1) Cultural relevance has trumped relationship.  2) Evangelism and conversion equals discipleship.  3) Programs can replace the brokenness of relationships. I believe most church leaders and attendees desire to follow Christ. The problem?  Read More