With the rise of interactive media, comes the rise of scattershot opinion. One opinion taking a laser guided approach to the bull’s-eye of recent events is that thoughts and prayers are useless in the face of tragedy. Let’s talk about why people express their ‘thoughts and prayers’ and why some would find it necessary to … More Thoughts and Prayers
Elite is a label that is being slapped upon an ever-increasing group of people. We hear of “the elites, making the elites mad, Hollywood elites, political elites”, but who are all these elites and what makes them as such? In Mark 7:20-23, Jesus presents his disciples with a checklist of matters of the heart to … More Deflating Elite
Consider the instructive letter from James verse 1:19: “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.” So, who gets credit for being a good listener in our time? First … More Alexa, Are You Listening?
Several powerful leaders have come into the news of late by labeling themselves as idealists. The interesting thing is the reason they are in the media spotlight is entirely due to this idealism and their failure to recognize the realities of individualism. Idealism on its face can be great. This is where wishes and dreams … More A Quagmire in Idealism
We’re reaching a tipping point in society where being a victim of a wrong that took place in a moment, the past, is taking on a new status of identifying as a victim as a grudge in the present. Imagine a scale tipping to one-side when you are victimized by someone, but you can bring … More Identifying the Victim
When the political appointee of the time, Roman Governor Pontius Pilate, sat in the judgement seat to hear the prosecution and defense of Jesus’ case, it was a deliberate public display. The carefully crafted arrest and trial was placed in the public domain, not just as a matter of custom, but also to ensure that … More Public Shaming and Community Justice
Everyone knows that a massacre took place in Florida last week. A teenager, desperate for attention, plotted his crime, armed himself up for a maximum killing, casually walked into his former school building, pulled the fire alarm, blasted as many people as he could and hurriedly exited under the cover of his former classmates. His … More Awaiting Justice in Mourning #Parkland