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A Practical Guide Through the Complexities of Domestic Abuse

All abusive situations are complicated. There is no easy way to navigate through the many complexities of abusive relationships. But God does not leave us alone or without help. There are practical ways to think about and respond to these relational disappointments. You may want… Continue Reading …

Open Letter to My Culture: I Have an Identity Too

The gay guy says you cannot discriminate against him because he was born that way. To hate on him because of how God made him is wrong and, according to him, you should not punish, boycott, or deride him because of his identity. Listen to… Continue Reading …

Engagement Without Understanding Leads to Violence

Violence is born out of ignorance. It’s an ignorance that does not care to understand another individual. Without empathy or understanding, it’s not possible to reconcile with someone who is different from you. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

Revenge: When Evil Comes to You

What would you do if you had the opportunity to get even with someone who hurt you? What if the hurt was irrevocable? What they did to you changed you forever? What would you do? Would you want revenge? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

Why I Don’t Watch Football Any Longer

Football and other sports can be fun as well as a distraction to the Christian life. For me, it has become a distraction that needs more moderation. At the end of this piece, you can examine yourself, as to whether or not you’re a sportsaholic.… Continue Reading …

Spiritual Abuse – When It Is Time To Leave

Spiritual abuse is a broad category in that it can encompass many different kinds of relationships, contexts, and situations. Wherever there is a two-tiered system of leaders and followers, spiritual abuse can happen. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

How Cyber Relationships Affect Real-World Relationships

Have you thought about how your cyber relationships might be impacting your real-world relationships? Have you considered how those two different kinds of relationships influence each other? Which one do you prefer? Why do you prefer it? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on… Continue Reading …

Facebook Live Violence. Are You Surprised?

Earlier this week (January 2017) a young man was abducted by four young people in Chicago. They tied him up and tortured him. They ran a live stream of the violence on Facebook Live. Does this surprise you? What do you expect from a culture… Continue Reading …

Why I Won’t Argue With You On Facebook

I have stated my “love-hate relationship” with social media (SM) many times in different places, but because our ministry is growing daily, there are always new folks coming along who do not know why I don’t engage people on social media, especially those who want… Continue Reading …

The Quiet Queerification of America

In America, I am the person who is still able to come and go freely, but I am finding myself under more scrutiny. When I make my “announcement” of who I am now, I sometimes lose friends or the approval of family members. You may… Continue Reading …