Before You Go To The Abortion Clinic

The stage lighting uncovered her face as she strained for a faint smile. She was alone before the large crowd. We stared up at her; she stared at the ground. She mumbled that she had fallen in love with a boy. They were not unlike many teenage couples. They first met at a youth group….

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15 Theses Against The Prosperity Church

500 years ago today, Martin Luther hammered the Catholic Church when he nailed The 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Germany—igniting the Reformation. The 95 Theses was Martin Luther’s pastoral reaction to the Catholic Church’s indulgence preachers, who sold certificates promising buyers or their loved ones reduced suffering in purgatory. In other…

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Ungrateful For Grace

He was looking at his sleeping children, gone to bed hungry again, when he decided to rob the king. The next morning, he ambushed a wagon carrying food and treasure to the king, and killed the wagoners. Witnesses, however, delivered the news to the king, leading to the man’s arrest. When it was time for…

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Racial Reconciliation: Political Or Theological?

If racial reconciliation could be legislated by laws, Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation would have reconciled Americans in the 19th century. If racial reconciliation could be achieved by social justice, Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream would have become a reality in the 20th century. If racial reconciliation could be resolved by politics, Barack Obama would have…

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A Nigger and an Uncle Tom

Black people call me “Uncle Tom” far more than White people call me “nigger”. It’s not White people who use racial slurs against me, it’s Black people. They grumble about me because I am Black but think differently than they do. They say I am a traitor. They say I am a slave to White…

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What Do They Stand For?

We know why Colin Kaepernick took a knee, but do we know what he stands for? I don’t think we do, and I’m not sure Kaepernick does either. Last year, when American soccer player Megan Rapinoe took a knee during the American national anthem, she explained that she did so as a “little nod to…

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My Father’s Daughter

My dear Nadia, It’s hard to believe that you are 20 years old today, it feels like you were 2 years old just yesterday. Last week, our little nephews ran from the living room to the front door to hug me. That reminded me of you when you were their age. You use run across…

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John MacArthur Isn’t That Great

The morning after I became a Christian, I walked into a bookstore and purchased A Divine Revelation Of Hell by Mary K. Baxter, a new Bible,  and The MacArthur Bible Commentary. That night, A Divine Revelation of Hell became my favourite book. I read it well into the wee hours of the night. I was actually halfway…

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She Was, She Is, She Will Be

Beti was a small woman with a giant heart and an even bigger smile. She was always laughing and always making me laugh. She was a great person to be around. She was sure to yell at me when I would extend my hand for a handshake, instead of my arms for a hug. She…

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Why Do We Hate White Supremacy?

One of the most overlooked images from the White supremacist rally in Charlottesville a couple of weeks ago is the images of White supremacists carrying confederate flags, altered Detroit Red Wings Logos, Klan symbols, Swastikas—and American flags. When I saw images of a White supremacist running people over with his car, injuring many and killing…

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