Ice Bucket…Controversy?
Aug21

Ice Bucket…Controversy?

Controversy? Over the ice bucket challenge?! I’m surprised that something like this would even generate controversy but I do get how sweeping fads are suspect and rejected by many people. I’m usually one of them! But I think this case is different. It raises funding for a terrible disease. Maybe just as important, it raises awareness for the disease. It also gives us a sense of community when everyone participates, from...

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The Continuing Horror
Aug18

The Continuing Horror

The tragedy unfolding in northern Iraq and Syria is continuing to develop. It has become “sticky” in the media thanks to grassroots support, and continues to be in the news despite the passing of Robin Williams and the growing ice bucket challenge. That’s the only good news. Horror after horror is being reported. Beheadings, home invasions, church destruction, murder, child brutality, and today: public sale of women...

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Is Depression Our Responsibility?
Aug12

Is Depression Our Responsibility?

The passing of Robin Williams shocked everyone in the country. One of the more beloved people of Hollywood, everyone knows who he is and everyone knows a lot of his work. My favorite of his was the movie What Dreams May Come, a powerful film about a man who, after dying and leaving his wife alone, tries to save his her from an eternity of hell after she commits suicide. The irony isn’t lost to me. Neither is the real-life...

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We Are N
Aug01

We Are N

Though there have been some reports coming out of Iraq for a couple of months now, the persecution of Christians has been vastly under-reported. The ISIS militants are marking the homes of Christians in Mosul and other parts of northern Iraq with the Arabic letter “N,” meaning Nazarene. Jesus. Yes. Our brothers and sisters are being marked. For persecution. And they are at this very hour being persecuted, tortured, driven...

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