Approaching political issues with the love of Christ is easier said than done, especially when it comes to questions as morally challenging as the crisis on our southern border. The story has exploded the internet: President Trump signed an executive order taking a hardline stance on immigration, and families are being separated at the border. … More Border Control & Family Separation: What Would Jesus Do?
What do a small business owner, a cowboy, and Martin Luther King, Jr. have in common? The answer: courage and a dream bigger than any one individual. The cowboy is the classic American icon—with his independence and his unwillingness to be bossed around, his steadfast defense of his homeland and his striving to build his … More MLK: Courage and a Bigger Dream
Friends, I don’t know about you, but I’m losing hope. The two major candidates for president are arguably the most detestable individuals ever to seek public office in the United States. Party divisions are deep, mainstream media is centered on the horrible flaws of both candidates, and of late both campaigns are entirely focused on … More Yet We Have This Hope
“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Often attributed to Winston Churchill, this timeless saying emphasizes that, though times change, and though human actions and desires may change in deed, humanity will never change in nature. If we are to understand the fundamental beliefs, assumptions, and problems of humanity today, … More Foundations of Greatness
I was too young to understand fully what was happening but old enough to remember the televised images vividly. I don’t think my parents wanted me to see, but I distinctly recall tip-toeing down the stairs late at night and peering over the railing to look: the flames, the smoke, the imploding skyscraper, the terrified … More Remembering Patriots’ Day
When asked by President McKinley to carry a letter to a General Garcia in the wilds of the Cuban jungle, an otherwise-unknown fellow named Rowan asked no questions, made the journey, and delivered the letter—a task which any average person might have written off as impossible. In this post, I diverge briefly from my political … More A Message to the World
“…You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.” (Matt 16:18) This is one of the most well-known verses in the Bible regarding the foundation of the church. However, Jesus left significant ambiguity as to what He meant by the rock. The common interpretation is that … More The Rock of Christ’s Church in the Midst of Paganism