I've started noticing a trend with some (not all or even most) Christians, especially male Christians, and even more specifically male Christians who would consider themselves "culturally engaged" or taking on cultural ideologies that conflict with Biblical principles and moral standards found in the Bible. That trend is this...any time someone (like myself) mentions that we as believers need to love others better (not just those within the church, but also those outside of the church) and be kinder, more patient, and more gentle with people...there seems to rise up from the ranks of the individuals I mentioned above an immediate defensive posture, and their responses come across as almost a disdain for what is being said.
Have you ever been chugging along in life, thinking, "Man, nothing could stop me now!" and almost at that very moment you have the rug pulled out from under neath you and your world begins to crumble? Yeah, that happened to me back on October 31st, 2017. I had been with my company for over [...]
Last year at this time (Father's Day) I wrote the following article as I was working through my first Father's Day more-or-less devoid of a father (he's still alive, just read the article and you'll figure out what I mean): Father's Day for the Fatherless. It's been a year now. I'm now on to my [...]
Not because they hate Christmas or because they have necessarily lost sight of the purpose and reason for the season. But rather it is because this time of year can often dredge up reminders of the things and people they have lost. Sure, it's easy to say that people should be joyful in spite of [...]