One year later and the problem with #MeToo

It is shameful that we have a #MeToo movement. Not that women suddenly feel empowered to share their experiences of victimization, but that it is even necessary. Women have not felt and still don’t in many cases, the ability to talk about…

Google Maps, Pride and Confession

  Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. - James 5.16   If I am sincere, I don’t like to ask for directions. I will ask for directions before I leave, use Google Maps…

The Beauty of Deconstruction

  READ   Luke 24:13-35 New International Version (NIV) On the Road to Emmaus 13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking…

Easter and the Reckless Jesus

The picture of Jesus riding into Jerusalem, riding on a donkey is a bit ridiculous. Think about it. Rulers didn’t ride donkeys. They had war horses. They used chariots. The had jewel-encrusted thrones, carried by minions. Anyone expecting…

Weinstein, groping, Alabama and the tip of the iceberg

I remember back in the 90's, Bill Clinton behaved badly. He did so as a married man, in the Whitehouse, with an intern. If that is not exploiting power, I don't know what is. He lied about it, and people said it didn't affect his ability to…

It's ok to HATE!

Phoenix just hosted President Donald Trump.  For many, this was an opportunity to support their president and the agendas they want to see fulfilled. To his supporters, Trump is a straight-talking-swamp draining-establishment shaking-America…

You gotta fight, for your right…

We are taught at an early age we have to fight for what we want.  “It’s a dog eat dog world,” “fight for what you believe in.”  Our country was born out of fighting.  It is in our blood.We love a good fight.Just look…

Migraines, refrigerators and God

I believe in God.  No shocker there.  Many people believe in God. Belief in a being that exists outside of time and space isn’t a real stretch for many.  For others, it can be downright impossible.  Believing…

Part VIII - A word about Brian and why I'm so blessed

I tend to be a friendly guy and have many people I consider friends. There is a friendship, however that moves beyond typical for me.  What I mean by that is if I got a call in the middle of the night, I would board a plane, bus, boat,…

Types of Jesus Part II - The Nice Guy Jesus

Beyond the infant Jesus, many look at him like a nice guy.  This Jesus is viewed selectively as the one who would never be mean to anyone and only had nice things to say.  Jesus is stripped of his divinity in many aspects when viewed…