Democracy disgraced.

Christian Nationalism is neither. They carried crosses. They carried flags and banners with Christian symbols. Clothing was adorned with symbols and slogans about Jesus. Am I describing medieval crusades? Christian nationalism was on display at last week’s terrorist...

Nolstalgia

Idolizing the past, in my opinion, is akin to giving up on the future…God’s future. In the old book there is a story of a ribbon-cutting. Decades after the Babylonians destroyed Solomon’s temple, some of the exiles came back to rebuild it. You can imagine...

Virtual life?

My phrase for what life will be like after this is over:  The Great Reboot Last week I finally raked my leaves. Yes, the leaves that fell in November. Forty bags lined up in front of my house. So I called the City of Fayetteville Solid Waste Department and told them...

A COVID Easter

Little did we know that this would continue for over a year-and-a-half. Do I need to describe how odd it is to preach in an empty sanctuary? Or do a Bible study in front of a laptop? Or livestream myself on Facebook? But I am grateful for the technology that allows me...

6597 Petabytes.

I’m afraid the long-term effects of the consumption of online pornography have yet to be fully realized. One morning my mother reminded me that the furniture store was coming to deliver my new bed. I was horrified when I came home from school and saw my Playboy...

The Cookie Network?

Hans Rosling’s TED Talk is called “The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen.”  I recommend it. Pepperidge Farm remembers…the good ol’ days. Fresh baked cookies, horse-drawn wagons and bright-eyed kids fishing in a country lake. Nostalgia is a warm and...