Pierced to the Heart

Freedom of religion should never be compromised because the sword of fear and overreaction can cut two ways.

While Asleep

One night, when everyone was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. Mathew 13:25 Good News Translation (GNT) While asleep, have our voices become silent to the cries of the Disenfranchised. Are we too mesmerized by the voices of hyperbole? Do we understand the real realities of Americans who … Continue reading

The Modulus of Elasticity

The California Highway Patrol says that it is investigating footage posted on YouTube that shows a policeman repeatedly punching the face and head of a prostrate woman. Video shows him straddling the woman and hitting her at least 11 times. Police say that the woman needed to be restrained and was endangering herself and motorists … Continue reading

A Nation Divided?

Originally posted on accord1:
  In a nation divided among imaginary lines of Ideology, class, gender, ethnicity, skin color, etc., the temptation exists to run away with any one of the many sound bites. These sound bites outline a season of politics that stands as nothing more than a dog and pony show to see…

The Fierce Urgency of Now Part 2: What Dose it All really Mean Today

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always … Continue reading

Just an Illusion Part 3: I’m caught in between

“After this I looked and a vast host appeared which no one could count, [gathered out] of every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages. These stood before the throne and before the Lamb; they were attired in white robes, with palm branches in their hands”. Revelation 7:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)  “ Life is … Continue reading

Who is an American Part III: People of the Corn

Bridging the silos of a diverse cultural landscape: Milwaukee, Wisconsin: another city in the heart of the Midwest in the middle of the corn belt and the Amber Waves of Grain. This highly ordinary city of the American heartland may define the undercurrent infecting the consensus of our nation.  To the South of Milwaukee between the … Continue reading

Lost Horizon

In the 1973 film Lost Horizon, the words of the title song Lost Horizon by Burt Bacharach and Hal David softly exclaim that, “There’s a lost horizon waiting to be found. There’s a lost horizon where the sound of guns doesn’t pound in your ears anymore.” As we enter into the 21st century, we must ask ourselves, “Have … Continue reading