Anger Regarding Umpqua

I’m angry. Angry that nine more lives were lost because some deranged man was infatuated with death. Angry that many of these lives were snuffed out because they were believers in Jesus. Angry that too many of the voices of influence in the public square do not seem to care whatsoever about that detail. I cannot READ MORE

Remembering 9/11

In the language of the ancient Hebrews there is a word that invites all who hear it to intentionally, sensitively and with a sense of sacredness memorialize some moment or event or person that is worthy of recollection. It is the word zakar, and it is a word that has been on my mind a READ MORE

Divine Intervention or Man’s Invention

The Apostle Paul can almost see it happening. There, in the soft glow of lanterns and torches, pious men teach in sanctimonious tones to men and women scattered on blankets and rugs, a room full of people eager to ensure that they are okay with God. “What does the law of God tell us?” those READ MORE

Urgent Prayer for Pastor Nadarkhani

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is a young father and husband who is scheduled to be executed by the Islamic Republic of Iran at any time. The reason? Because he will not recant his faith in Jesus Christ. I simply cannot help but ask why it is President Obama and the free world remains so silent on READ MORE

Terry Jones is a Fool

Okay. I said it. Terry Jones, the leader of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, is a fool. Webster suggests to us that a fool is someone lacking judgment or prudence. Next to the definition should be Terry Jones’ name. While the deadly attacks in places like Afghanistan are horrendous and themselves foolish, having READ MORE

Three Reasons to Not Burn the Koran

On September 11, 2010, the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, is planning on having a Koran-burning. Called the “International Burn a Koran Day,” this particular church has even put forward ten reasons why the Koran should be burned. As one might expect, condemnation for this scheduled event, and the attitude behind it, is READ MORE