Tag Archives: Christians

On Faith, Compassion and Bigotry

My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others? Do not try to blend the genuine faith of our glorious Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, with your silly pretentiousness. Dear brothers, what’s the use of saying that you have faith and […]

God’s Field of Grace

The Lord is my Shepherd. He cares for me always. He provides me rest in rich, green fields beside streams of refreshing water. (Psalm 23:1-2) God’s field of grace is vast and extravagant. His grace is much more indulgent than ours. We tend to look through eyes that pick apart features and dress and tattoos […]

Grace and Sin

Love and Judgment I have a friend who is perplexed about the emphasis “we” Christians place on sin. Well, I admit, sometimes I’m perplexed, too. Sin before Christ is accepted (Is our mission to call out sin?) I often read or hear the following rationalizations from evangelizing Christians: “If we don’t point out their sin, […]

Shadow

When we are faced with choosing love Our gazes do not see The precious ones God placed on earth; Our heart gives breach entrée.   A neighbor we ignore today Expands the fissure’s gap. The less we love, the more we’re prone To Shadow’s fearful trap.   The less we love, the less we love […]

To the Candidates

From Second Philippians (with thanks to the apostle Paul) As I was directed to several verses this morning, it seemed to me a letter is in order to the politicians running for the United States Presidency. As a reminder, the apostle Paul, who was in jail in Rome, wrote to the church in Philippi to […]

Today’s Good Samaritans

“Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack.” I saw this article this morning in the BBC press. I longed to see it in the American press. And it made me wonder… if I was on a bus together with a group of Christians and a group of LGBTQ folks and the bus was stopped […]

Blessed are the Humble

For they will inherit the earth Matthew 5:5 It’s one thing to sing “Amazing Grace.” It’s something else to experience amazing grace. Reverend Stan Long When I came to the faith, I don’t think there was a single Sunday during those first six months that didn’t weep in church. My tears spoke of a deep […]

Heart Condition

The Lord’s Prayer, Take Two Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. (Deuteronomy 6:5, Mark 12:30) As Christians, Jews and Muslims approach this season, we all need to get back to our Spiritual roots of peace and faith, […]

Heart Condition

9 Living Christians I’d Like to Interview Part 3 – The Final Three : Andy Stanley, Margaret Feinberg, N.T. Wright Andy Stanley is not your father’s preacher. He’s not his father’s preacher either. His father preaches to the proverbial choir. Andy Stanley preaches to the unsaved, just as Jesus did. Andy Stanley reaches out to […]