“Sorrow and Shame”--Pope Francis As a Protestant, and a conservative Christian, I took no delight in the CBS news, reported worldwide, that brought “sorrow and shame,” as Pope Francis said, to the Catholic Church, and to the name of Jesus Christ. For the past seventy years the Catholic dioceses in Philadelphia molested over 1,000 children.… Continue reading How Catholics Can Help Root out Pedophiles in the Church
AN EXPOSITION OF SECOND SAMUEL 21:1-6 1 THEN there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. There was a famine in the land. The primary… Continue reading A Story of Revenge, and Retributive Justice
One of the most shocking moments in the ministry of Jesus Christ was the moment He turned to Peter, who had just made a wonderful confession of faith, and said to him, “Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those… Continue reading What Happens When Christians Do the Work of the Devil?
2 Samuel 13:23-39 “And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baal-hazor, which is beside Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king's sons. 24 And Absalom came to the king, and said, Behold now, thy servant hath sheepshearers; let the king, I beseech thee, and his servants go… Continue reading Why Our Young People Go Astray
On a Sunday night, June 10, 2018, famed Hollywood actor Robert De Niro walked up to a microphone during the 72nd Tony Awards ceremony and used the vilest language possible against the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. There was no logical reason for De Niro to use such shameful words. His speech… Continue reading The Vice of Virtue Signaling
More Murders in Texas On May 18, 2018, eight students and two teachers were murdered in a Texas high school shooting. A seventeen year old student armed with a sawed off shotgun and a pistol made his way past a school resource officer at the Santa Fe High School, about 30 miles southeast of Houston… Continue reading The Sins of Society
c. 763 BC Of all the prophets, Amos emerges as a leading voice on behalf of the poor, the oppressed, and the downtrodden. Amos longed for righteousness to be found in the land. His concern for justice touches the heart, for his message goes beyond criminal justice to demand that government be sensitive to the… Continue reading A Message of Judgement and Hope