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Surround Yourself with Positive People

This is a sales liturgy that makes its way into American Christianity.  Now, I don’t think you’d find this saying preached from the pulpit of most churches, but many of those in the pews would likely agree that surrounding oneself with positive, higher-achieving friends/acquaintances is a great strategy for reaching one’s professional goals. Let’s examine… Continue reading Surround Yourself with Positive People

Bible · Christianity · election · Interpretation · Jesus · Paul · Repentance · Romans

God’s Word:  A Lamp Unto Our Feet & Light Unto Our Path

Psalm 119:105 reads, Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. According to the Blue Letter Bible app (I have no idea if this app is anymore reliable about biblical history than others but it contains a list of probable dates of when each Psalm was written), this Psalm… Continue reading God’s Word:  A Lamp Unto Our Feet & Light Unto Our Path

Bible · Christianity · election · Interpretation · Jesus · Paul · Romans

Romans 3:21-22

But now, apart from the law, the righteousness of God has been revealed, being testified about by the law and the prophets—22 that is, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. So much has been said about Paul’s Letter to the Romans, what could I, a layperson, contribute to the… Continue reading Romans 3:21-22

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In Awe of NYC

This past weekend, my wife and I visited New York City for the first time in our 40 years of life.  The closest I’d ever come to visiting the Big Apple was in 2006 when my wife & I travelled to Kenya for a medical mission trip (my first, and I’m far from medically inclined).… Continue reading In Awe of NYC

America · Christianity · election · Hillary · Jesus · Politics · Race · Trump · Unity

On the Trump Win

Donald Trump will be the President of the United States in January.  Much has been written about how his improbable victory was secured.  Based on all the opinions and statistics flying around out in cyberspace, about the only unanimous conclusion that can be drawn concerning his win is he got the most electoral college votes.… Continue reading On the Trump Win

America · Christianity · Hillary · Jesus · Obama · Politics · Trump

2 Things I don’t understand

Our political spectrum is incredibly exclusive.  That is, it seems, there’s not much room for diversity of policy advocacy wherein sincere voters want to mix & match historically opposed platform planks.  I abhor abortion and believe everyone should, not least Christians, but I won’t vote for Trump no matter how much my anti-abortion cohorts tell… Continue reading 2 Things I don’t understand

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Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Dream

I decided I need some diversity in my reading list, so on a recent (awesome) trip to Asheville, NC with my lovely wife, I picked up this Ta-Nehisi Coates’ best-seller, Between the World and Me.  To say this has been a challenging yet revealing read is akin to saying Michael Phelps is good at swimming.… Continue reading Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Dream