Challenging believers in Jesus to think and act based on Bible truth.

Tuesday Rambling 3.21.17 – Heroin and Our Neighborhood

Usually the topic itself would require a bit deeper or more lengthy post. I’ll assume familiarity with the topic.

  • I thought I’d ramble in response to the Akron Beacon Journal article in Sunday’s paper.
  • I’ve heard several different reactions to the article, ranging from anger to understanding.
  • Ranging responses should be expected, but I’d at least say we should wrestle with the facts.
  • Data show poorer neighborhoods have more overdoses. What does that mean?
  • It doesn’t mean heroin has no impact in the suburbs; indeed it does.
  • Nor does it mean the neighborhood should wallow unto death. Many pursue the greater good here in civic, educational, and spiritual arenas.
  • It does mean those who count overdoses can show that more of them happen in neighborhoods where incomes remain lower.
  • I hate to admit that. I love my community and don’t see our family leaving anytime soon.
  • So, I take it as a challenge. How can I strive to help improve life in the neighborhood where I live?
  • I can find out more about ways every day citizens can respond.
  • I can continue to aid those working with recovering addicts or grieving family members.
  • I can pray for the movement of the Holy Spirit, drawing people to fulfillment in Christ rather than drugs.
  • What other thoughts would you add?

Monday Challenge 3.20.17 – Gospel Communication, The Shack, Faith In Our Culture

Good Monday morning. Yes! Good! And...hopefully that will include some challenging articles. Think! Text, Tweet, Gospel Technology and device-based communication bring many challenges to faith. This article addresses them in a thoughtful and … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 3.7.17 – About Right and Wrong

Tuesday mean time for rambling. Will you teach your children right and wrong? Why? And how will you determine the standards? When it comes to harming someone, do you believe in a boundary? What words are hurtful? What actions? When it … [Continue reading]

Monday Challenge 3.6.17 – Creation Basics, Feminism, Marriage Health

I had a pretty busy Monday morning, so how about an afternoon Monday challenge? (or, really whenever you read this is fine with me...just be challenged!) Creation Basic things you should know if you're a creationist. This comes from a young … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 2.28.17 – I Wonder…

Another Tuesday means more rambling: I wonder... ...what would happen if believers honestly and openly shared their struggles in healthy ways. ...why God created spiders and snakes at all. ...what eternity with Jesus will really be … [Continue reading]