Road Trippin’ to Cleveland 1

Road Trippin' to Cleveland
Back in January of this year my cousin (in law) Matt and I made a road trip out to Cleveland to catch the Cavs-Spurs ABC primetime game. The trip out was easy enough, and we absolutely love to chat with topics ranging from the GOP and Democratic election cycle to sports to how to solve ...

Be Who You Were Created to Be 1

Psalm 139:13-14 says: For you created my inmost being;     you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made… At our recent trip to the Outcry Tour, Brian Houston, the lead pastor of Hillsong Church, was the main speaker. You can read my Outcry post for details on his ...

States’ Rights and Public Schools 1

The 10th Amendment to the US Constitution states the following: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. My paraphrase: Certain rights and responsibilities are granted to the Federal government, and the rest are left ...

Life is Hard 2

The famous line from The Princess Bride goes like this, “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”. Life is hard. If you haven’t learned that yet, you will, sooner or later. Granted, “hard” comes in varying levels. What is hard for me would certainly not compare to the suffering of, say, ...

Boycotting Fear? 4

Oh Facebook, you always seem to like to show stuff that I find myself disagreeing with. I’m sure it has something to do with the amount time I interact with said post and the amount of comments I put forth, but that’s here nor there. The latest such post to show up in my News ...

Outcry Tour 2016 2

This past Saturday, we were blessed with the opportunity to be a part of the 2016 Outcry Tour in Philadelphia (Camden, if we’re being technical about it) I’ll start off by saying it was amazing night, but not necessarily for the reasons I thought it would be going in to the night. Sometimes it’s hard ...

A Difference of Opinion 1

The latest controversy to come down the pike in the good old US of A is the issue of Target stores opening up their bathrooms for “gender-identified” use. In other words, you are welcome to use the restroom with which you identify.  See the statement from Target. I have concerns regarding this policy, but I ...

Hillary Clinton on Marriage Equality

Hillary Clinton on Marriage Equality
Just throwing these out there.   Fast forward to March 2016. PLEASE hit play. Marriage equality is the law of the land. Deal with it. #GOPdebate pic.twitter.com/gPS1BVgipl — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 4, 2016

Presence vs. Promise 1

This morning, in our Sunday Life Class (think Sunday School), we continue our series by John Bevere – Good or God. The premised of the series is that things in life might seem good, but are they really good? Do they line of with God’s definition of good? And what is God’s definition of good ...

Some Solutions for the “ACM” 3

In my last post, The Anti-Church Movement, I gave some observations on what I perceive to be an “Anti-Church” movement within the Church. I won’t go into all the details here – you can read them in the other post. Prompted by a comment (thanks, David!) I’m writing this post in hopes to come propose some ...