Posts Categorized: Society & Culture

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Living in the Promiseland

[Thoughts inspired by Willie Nelson’s “Living in the Promiseland” (music and lyrics follow my thoughts).] Oh, how God must be so proud of us. We claim to be a “Christian county,” and we act like anything but. “What does God require of us? To live justly, to show mercy, to walk humbly before God.” Micah… Read more

Humans Need Stories

Humans Need Stories

Humans need stories. Stories inform, educate, celebrate, and bring about change. We define and redefine ourselves through the telling of stories. Without our story we would cease to exist. Stories give meaning to our name, who we are individually and collectively in society. Human memory is not fact processed, but story processed. One part of… Read more

Love your neighbor as YOUR self.

Love your neighbor as YOUR self.

“Love your neighbor as your self” falls short, the Greek reads (Mark 12:31), “Love your neighbor as YOUR self.” We often lose that emphasis on the YOUR. It is more than just treating our neighbors as we would want to be treated. The relationship goes much, much deeper. Our neighbor, and how we treat our… Read more

Guest Post: “Alt Jesus” – Harmon Locke

Guest Post: “Alt Jesus” – Harmon Locke

“Alt Jesus” by Harmon Locke No more money, no more friends, came up too quick, got the bends. Empty house, and windows smashed, Please tell me that I am, no trash. Jesus is watching and Santa Claus, And India is full of holy cows. Nature wants you back again, We are all from this earth… Read more

New Day Dawning

New Day Dawning

A New Day is dawning… I am excited about the future of America and of the world. And it has nothing whatsoever to do with Donald Trump becoming our next president. There’s a change coming. “The Great Rewrite.” some are calling it. How we invent things, how we make things, how we buy and sell,… Read more

Deficient Mindset

Deficient Mindset

We attempt to solve issues with a mindset that’s locked into the last half of the 20th century. I read the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times pretty much on a daily basis, and as I read the news, op-ed pieces, editorials, reports from think tanks, and letters to the editor in both… Read more

Civil Behavior, Protest, So-called Christians

Civil Behavior, Protest, So-called Christians

Just because I have been calling for civil behavior does not mean that I will not be protesting racism, bigotry, & misogyny, along with the evils of injustice and lack of mercy—no matter from what quarter they originate. I will protest, however, civilly and with humility, with justice and mercy, and with the skills with… Read more