Dear Christians, This past Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. It was a conflict that took more than 16 million lives, shattered the myth of Western civilization, and led to a shoddy peace that laid the groundwork for the next world war. I find it important for us to recognize that this day was chosen to be Veterans Day.
The kingdom of God is like a county fair, where all the people come together to celebrate each other's achievements and enjoy each other's company. Though there is competition, there isn't bitterness. Though there is a marketplace, no one goes without. And in and through the whole thing there is joyful celebration of being a community together.
Dear Christians, In response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, I have seen many, many people lay the blame on the growing godlessness of American society. God doesn't anchor morality anymore! Church isn't important to people! Prayer isn't allowed in schools! Godlessness! But speaking as a pastor, it's not godlessness that's the problem. It's godfulness. All kinds of idols capture our worship and attention: money, football, guns, family, and status to name just a