Phat on Fruit:
is an expression I interpret as feeding richly on the infallible Word of God known as the Holy Bible. (See Isaiah 55:2) Feeding is a metaphor for not only reading it but internalizing and meditating on His word which is alive and able to transform us into disciples, warriors and rulers of the Kingdom to come.
Where is glory found? [part 1]
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. God’s Glory is not hidden The glory of God surrounds us and is displayed in dramatic awe in the sky above and throughout the earth. “The Psalmist declares: the Heavens declare the glory of God […]
Disappointed, Yes; Downcast, Never!
Disappointed? The results of the election are not in. States are still counting ballots. The demonstrated disposition of the electorate is clear. The frustrations and anxiety of black and brown people around police brutality, race relations, and inequity across the country is insignificant. The sentiment that the economic turnaround can be achieved in the […]
The Man in the Voting Line [I wanna know what love is pt. 3]
My wife was skeptical from the first minute since the man was not wearing a mask. I checked the crowd to see who was missing a mask. No one was. Then I decided to ask if this guy had a mask to wear. I sincerely wanted to convey good will as a first impression to […]
Where is the Wise Leader We Need in America Today?
In this season of elections, candidates are trying to convince us that their characteristics are worthy of our vote. Are they portraying the kind of wisdom we need in this time of history? What is the Wisdom from Heaven? James 3:17 is the Bible verse that describes wisdom from heaven. The description breaks down […]
Parable of the Sower [Part 2]
4 One day Jesus told a story in the form of a parable to a large crowd that had gathered from many towns to hear him: 5 “A farmer went out to plant his seed. As he scattered it across his field, some seed fell on a footpath, where it was stepped on, and the birds ate […]
Conservative Christians Stumble at Their God-Given Freedom
The Coronavirus COVID-19 temporarily closed down the world. As spring arrived, huge sectors of the population became restless and irascible. Young and old longed for contact with people outside their household. Unfortunately, many “not grown-ups” habitually came out all over the country in rebellion against measures proven to deter the spread of the virus. […]
Amos’ Conversation with the Nation [and with us]
It is uncanny that the inspiration of an earlier day re-emerged on the day of John Lewis’ funeral. This version of Amos’ dissertation to his people. This version is Eugene Peterson’s translation known as “The Message”. This version is different from the King James Version that was made famous in Martin King Jr.’s “I’ve Been […]
Breaking: COVID-19 and Sensationalism! Really?
My In-laws sent me a link from YouTube.com that piqued their interest. They asked me to watch and provide an opinion. The article is named “Breaking Coronavirus & Prophesy: Pope’s Big October Surprise is Coming”. https://youtu.be/AJJrdasqmgkI am admittedly a protestant and humbly desire Christian fellowship with Catholic brethen while having serious questions about their dogma […]
Grounded and Tethered [part II]
that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesian 3:17-19 […]
Was Judas Right?
My mother bought home the boxed set, black and impressive containing the rock opera album musical released in 1970. We were traditional evangelicals unsure of the relevance of the newly invented genre “rock opera”. What did Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber know about Jesus and why would they call him a superstar? We listened […]
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