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

Tuesday Rambling 2.20.18 – Guns, Schools, Questions, and Listening

Heavy rambling this morning…

  • I write this morning from a position of questioning. Questioning due to lack of concrete answers, questioning due to my own slow and heavy processing…
  • Question: in what measure can you understand the interests of others in this situation?
  • For example: if your discussions about the latest tragedy have overlooked the trauma and grieving of an entire community (and by extension thousands of lives), then what is wrong with you? Seriously, what is wrong?
  • How do you hear the activism of the students affected by the tragedy? Could their tangible hurt, grief, and anger possibly drive them to speak out for meaningful change?
  • On the other side, might those angling for political gain see the trauma of teens and families as fertile ground for activism?
  • Do you understand our media will thrive on our nation’s division, the screaming and shouting making great headlines and driving ratings?
  • How can you use passionate conversations to unify?
  • Do you realize not everyone will agree with you? Examples: Not every teacher will want to carry a gun; not every gun owner loves and funds the NRA; not every gun owner has the same opinion about semi-automatic weapons; not every school administrator comes to the table with the same beliefs about security; not every person who wants some guns outlawed falls into some demonized political camp.
  • The bottom line: will we listen? Can we encourage healthy understanding and debate?
  • Does “pro-life” as created by God  really matter to us in this discussion? Why? How?
  • Would someone listening to you have the ability to observe your priority for life over the importance of gun rights or other solutions you might propose?
  • Do you have any understanding of mental health issues? What research and facts can you provide for preventing the mentally ill from harming themselves or others?
  • Does love and care for the mentally ill drive how you speak of them in this issue?
  • Do you understand how the trauma of this event will bring mental and emotional challenges for those involved for years to come?
  • How should Christians speak differently in this discussion as our beliefs drive us?
  • As the title of my blog challenges: how can we think and act in ways that show the world our worship of our Creator, Savior and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit?

Monday Challenge 2.19.18 – Black History, College Anxiety/Depression, Bible Study Mistakes

Monday Morning again. I hope a challenge to your thinking will jolt you a bit. I found these articles interesting and wanted to share: Black History Month This story of the Memphis Sanitation Workers' strike really challenged and inspired me. I … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 2.13.18 – Dear Rich American Friends

Let me ramble a bit about riches, America, and Jesus... First off, we all fit the category. Compared to the rest of the world, "rich" describes every American. If you don't understand that first point, do some reading and increase your … [Continue reading]

Monday Challenge 2.12.18 – NFL History Memo, Screen Time and Race, Nepal Religious Freedom

Good Monday morning! I share articles every Monday which I found interesting. Doesn't always mean I agree, just sharing a challenge. Hence the name...Monday Challenge! Enjoy. As much as you can on Monday. Observations on the NFL and Negro … [Continue reading]

Tuesday Rambling 2.6.18 – Rambling About This Is Us

Rambling about the popular show This Is Us I have watched many episodes of the show, so I'm not commenting without experience. If you don't watch the show, you probably heard something about it through social media posts - the show's … [Continue reading]