A caution for Christians, in light of the breaching of the US Capitol Building, January 6, 2021

In light of the unsettling events in our nation’s capital this past week, it is important that we take a few minutes to reflect on the news theologically and biblically.  We saw images and actions, especially at the US Capitol building, which were difficult and disturbing, not just as Americans, but also as Christians.  I’dContinue reading “A caution for Christians, in light of the breaching of the US Capitol Building, January 6, 2021”

Christians need to speak up – Acts 14, Part 1

Did you see the recent video of the white woman in New York City’s Central Park, yelling at an African-American man who had requested that she leash her dog, as they were in an area of the park that required dogs be on leashes?  He started recording her because she became so belligerent, while heContinue reading “Christians need to speak up – Acts 14, Part 1”

How I found out I am prejudiced (how you might be too…and what we can do about it)

I don’t think that I am prejudiced.  At all. How about you? Do you think you are prejudiced? This week in my research for my sermon on race, ethnicity and diversity, I came across a fascinating study and book called Blind Spot. In the book, the authors say that: “To better understand the roots ofContinue reading “How I found out I am prejudiced (how you might be too…and what we can do about it)”

What does God say about race and diversity?

This weekend my sermon is about race.  Our sermon series is called Life in These United States, and we’re talking about what everyone is talking about.  Race relations have been in the news a lot in recent years, and again this week there have been two shootings of black men by police officers.  These shootingsContinue reading “What does God say about race and diversity?”