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Your Jesus My Jesus

Two Christians were having a conversation about an issue that they disagreed on and as is the case in our current climate the disagreement got contentious. One of the Christians said to the other Christian MY JESUS would do it my way Because my way is the right way. The other Christian responded I thought your Jesus and my Jesus were the same, Jesus. We live in a time when there is an emphasis on a personal relationship with Jesus, and while each of us should have a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, we must also remember that the Jesus that we serve is the same for all of us. The Jesus that went to the cross on Calvary and died, was buried, and rose again on the third day is th

What the relationship between Ginsburg and Scalia can tell us about the possibilities for our future

On September 18th, 2020 a great and powerful Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. Just four years earlier Ginsburg had mourned the death of her close friend and fellow Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  What was interesting about this friendship is that these two individuals could not have been further apart in their judicial philosophies. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a staunch feminist and liberal icon of the court. Scalia was a strict constructionist who held to a strong conservative view of the law. When we observe how our world is today it is surprising that these two would even be able to be in the same room with each other let alone be friends, yet they were friends.

We Are Not All the Same

For months now I have heard people talk about the black community. There have been conversations about what we want and what we need. While there are certain things that people of color and dare I say people, in general, have in common, such as we want to live in safety, we want to live securely, we want to fill safe around our law enforcement professionals, We want the best for our children, and we all want the best opportunity for a good life that we can have. The fact is that it needs to be understood that we are not all the same within the black community. I have four really close friends and we have a lot in common including the fact that we are all people of color. There are other blac

the taboo subjects sin and hell

As Christians we have to grapple with some very difficult issues. Many of these issues are front and center with us in the culture. We have issues of gender and sexuality.  We look at our world and we ask what is our proper stance on immigration. We deal with a very heated political climate.  Those of us who are part of the Christian family must engage and deal with these issues within the greater culture, however; we also have issues that are uniquely Christian . these are issues that we have to address with in our faith. These issues are  things that are uncomfortable but nevertheless things that must be addressed.  Two major issues within our faith that are extremely uncomfortable and thu

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