Connecting the Dots in 2016

In a world of interrelated communities, communication and the structures that make up our society, it is imperative to bridge the various fractured ethnocultural  social networks that exist? Agreement is the adhesive agent. However, agreement doesn’t mean that the participants must agree on all matters. As a nation we agree that  All Men are created equal. As Christ followers we … Continue reading

A Multicultural Bible

We have all kinds of Bibles that vary in language, size, appearance, focus, audience and even translation.  There is seemingly a Bible for every kind of person.  For some, the King James Version has been dethroned, replaced with Eugene Peterson’s The Message or some other version with less thees and thous.  Still, the Bible is…

Pierced to the Heart

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

Every Generation II – Asleep at the Switch

One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of the status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. But today our very survival depends on our ability to … Continue reading

Touch

Does Anything ever really touch? Can we really ever feel one anothers pain and can we truly let go enough to invest in each others struggles. In actuality, as proven by quantum physics on the subatomic level; two objects can never meet or touch. This is due to  electrons in opposing atoms resisting one another. Their … Continue reading

The Art of Noise Part III: The Craft

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< “Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive” Sir Walter Scott, 1808 In this season of late October the phrase “Trick or Treat” abounds from costume clad children and adults nationwide. Illusions are the characteristic of this season of celebration of pranks, tricks and darkness…

The Art of Noise Part II: Mind Chatter

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” Mind chatter is the endless, restless stream of incomplete thoughts, anxieties and self-talk which constantly pulses through our minds. In order to survive, our mind is always “on”—searching for possible threats, dangers, solutions and explanations. This is called our “strategic mind.” The strategic mind is always “on”—scanning both our inner…

The Art of Noise Part I

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On a starry night of perfectly serene quiet in the month of October; with the harvest awaiting its reaping, lights flicker inside of the orange pumpkin shells and our world sighs In lieu of the approaching winter holiday season. The quietness of peace is stealthily replaced by the carefully crafted “Art of Noise.” Just…

Leading The Conversation – Accord1

Remember the horror from which we come. Never forget the greatness of a nation that has overcome its division. Let us never descend into destructive divisiveness – Nelson Mandela On June 9th 2014 in Las Vegas, two persons fatally shot two unsuspecting Police officers along with a third innocent victim before turning the Guns on … Continue reading

For Whom the Belle Tolls

 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good;and what doth the Lord require of thee,but to do justly, and to love mercy,and to walk humbly with thy God? Mic 6:88 (KJV) True liberty can exist only when justice is equally administered to all.  Lord Mansfield “Belle” The movie was based on a true and riveting story about a … Continue reading