Feeding the Lions
by Anne Lively, wife of Pastor Scott Lively
“If I fought with wild beasts in Ephesus with no more than human hopes, what have I gained?” 1 Corinthians 15:32a
Damnatio ad bestias. Condemnation to the wild animals. The worst death the Romans could devise for their arenas, and one reserved exclusively for heinous criminals, slaves and Christians. The condemned were bound or tied to stakes to render them helpless, or sometimes Read the rest of this entry »
These days, the current US administration has shown by their misunderstanding of the founding principles of the nation. Read the rest of this entry »
One person I admire is Bruce Lee. In fact, the book Bruce Lee: Artist of Life, a book which documents his thoughts and philosophy throughout his metamorphosis from kung fu coach to worldwide superstar, was well worth the read. No matter the angle that you view him from, that Bruce Lee was intensely — obsessively — devoted to his craft (his blend of the martial arts) is always evident. He had a level of dedication that compelled him so feverishly that he even overcame a very severe back injury that had left him bedridden for 6 months.
That, dear readers, is dedication.
And it is that level of dedication, of singular vision, to which I want to compel my fellow Christians reading this. But instead of the object of your focus being the beating of an opponent, I pray that it is demolishing excuses, habits, and time-wasting activities that hinder and distract you from living, talking, and working as a Christian in this ever-increasing evil world that we find ourselves in.
American Tragedy: Now Gird Up Your Loins by Robert A. J. Gagnon
Today, June 26, 2015, a day of national tragedy, the Supreme Court of the United States rendered what should rank as the worst decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the lifetime of every living American (rivaled only by Roe v. Wade) and at least one of the two or three worst decisions since the Court’s inception (compare the Dred Scott case).
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When I was a young boy, one of the most traumatic events I experienced was watching my brother get a boil on his leg lanced. Read the rest of this entry »