Is our culture so bent on manufactured entertainment that we refuse to effectively care even as it destroys us?
…is the person we become. Without hesitation, I need to say that no examples here are meant out of anything but love, and a heavy concern for those who follow the very same Jesus with me. And I have taken many steps to ensure that what I say now is measured against myself, so that… Continue reading The God We Worship…
I know that if you know me, you know I love sausage. Sausage gravy, sausage in pasta, sausage at ball games. Num-nummers.
I never realized that my love of sausage could be applied to Creation Care.
Often times, we find it quite easy to get on with our lives by referring to those things that have hurt us as “the past.” “I’m done with him, he’s the past.” “I don’t want that, it’s old and outdated.” Usually, I find these statements just fine. There’s good in tossing something that’s broken, or… Continue reading The Sunrise of “Past”
“I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world” – Thomas Edison Just before Palm Sunday, I was hit with a rush of devastating news. It seems quite a few of my friends were not kept from their own pockets of it, either. Broken… Continue reading “The Lord Needs It”
When Jesus rode into Jerusalem, he was essentially proclaiming peace and justice at the same time by his coming sacrifice. As Christians, we seek to proclaim that same sacrifice; but to many of us, that means we also must seek to proclaim the same standards of peace and justice, as he did.
Since Just War theorists tout their own form of justification, I found mimicking the practice for “illustrative” purposes quite enjoyable. So, noting all context, here are the qualifications for a “just war” from that chapter in the Books of History, if you wish to command one or justify one who you think has already done so.