It's been quite an unexpected experience to watch the church across the globe define grace on their own and decide on their own who has fallen from God's grace. It happens very often that a church group decides that one sin is greater than another; that sin, in their opinion, is unforgivable; or that one … Continue reading Fall from Grace
“I Have A Dream” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
MLK Jr. delivered the speech "I Have a Dream" on August 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, advocating for civil and economic rights and an end to racial discrimination. At the height of the civil rights movement, King's speech to more than 250,000 supporters in Washington, D.C., at the Lincoln Memorial was … Continue reading “I Have A Dream” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Build One Another Up … Don’t Tear One Another Down
In the past few months, I have had the privilege of meeting female missionaries of color in Ghana. People outside of Ghana and even outside of the United States have given my name and phone number to these sisters that I have now met. I asked these women why they called me, assuming it was … Continue reading Build One Another Up … Don’t Tear One Another Down
Go With Him … It’s Always the Right Way
When we are little children, right and wrong are so very simple. Just do what parents allow and abstain from what they prevent. Stop when they say stop and proceed when they approve. This is not always so simple when you grow up. There are foundational dos and don'ts out of Exodus: no idols, no using … Continue reading Go With Him … It’s Always the Right Way
Be light in the world – don’t be a showoff!
Our Savior, Jesus, modeled well what it means to be light in the world. He counseled against our putting on a show for the sake of "religion." All that we do should be motivated by a desire to earn God's approval rather than human acclaim. We are even warned against hypocrisy in helping people who … Continue reading Be light in the world – don’t be a showoff!