Why Christians Need to Stop Silly Fights

"What are the benefits of public school," a person asked on Twitter. I answered, "You learn how to get along with people who are different from you." Instantly without any notice I was ambushed on Twitter by home schoolers who thought I said 'home-schooling is Satanic.' I said nothing about home-schooling. I answered a question…Read more Why Christians Need to Stop Silly Fights

The Shocking Signs of Holiness

When I think of a holy man or woman, I envision a person living in a cave who doesn't watch TV or movies or listen to secular music. The unspoken definition of holiness by American church culture is not cussing, not smoking, not drinking alcohol, not watching R rated movies or not listening to secular…Read more The Shocking Signs of Holiness

How I Found Freedom in Prison

In November 2001, I received a verdict that felt like a prison sentence. I discovered that the baby I was carrying had a disability. The geneticist that gave me the diagnosis recommended that I terminate the pregnancy. I didn't want to have an abortion yet I was overwhelmed by the fear of the unknown that…Read more How I Found Freedom in Prison

Why We Need to Talk about Race

My friend, Dr. Ellis Ingram, is a retired African American physician who had an encounter at a Missouri store with racial undertones. His wife, Pam, was also followed at another store because she is African American. They both lead a ministry to children and teenagers in the public housing projects called "Granny's House." They had…Read more Why We Need to Talk about Race

When God Turns Against You

A river turns to blood. Croaking, hopping frogs inundate a city. Clouds of gnats darken the streets. The blood-soaked river, heaps of frogs and cloud of gnats as told in Exodus 7-8, were a demonstration of Egypts' gods turning on them. The Egyptians worshiped Hapi, the river god for the water it brought to their…Read more When God Turns Against You

When Life is Over

"When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers". (Genesis 17:1-2) Can you imagine God calling you at 99-years-old? Our culture has sentenced 99-year-old…Read more When Life is Over