George Washington the Coward

Today, after Sunday worship, I opened the news to an interesting headline honoring the 230th anniversary of an act committed by a man named Robert Carter III.  A quick Google search about this person whose name I had never heard revealed that he lived from 1728 to 1804 and was one of the wealthiest individuals in Virginia.Continue reading “George Washington the Coward”

Hypocrisy: Weight of the Facade

The term originated from the label given to Greek actors in a theater but later became a negative connotation for those seeking to deceive others. Simply stated, a hypocrite is someone who pretends to be someone (s)he is not. We live in a day where it seems as if hypocrisy is not only expected butContinue reading “Hypocrisy: Weight of the Facade”

Chasing Shadows

Recently, I read The Republic by Plato. Although it was written thousands of years ago, I was amazed at how the message was timeless in exposing the subjugation of humanity by society – and the need for freedom from this enslavement. According to Plato, a proper education through gymnastics (physical exercise) and poetry (study ofContinue reading “Chasing Shadows”

What Comes Next?

BOOK REVIEW: What Comes Next? Shaping the Future in an Ever-Changing World by Moody Publishers Over the last year of adjustments required due to COVID-19 precautions, forward-looking churches and businesses are reassessing their strategies and recognizing that there will likely never be a return back to the state of things before. Mindsets, habits, and lifestylesContinue reading “What Comes Next?”

Ash Wednesday and Justice

Today marks a worldwide observance among the majority of Christians, called Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of the Lenten season that culminates in Easter Sunday. Irenaeus of Lyons was one early Church leader who wrote about the observance of Lent as it existed in the second century. Socrates and many others wrote of the ChristianContinue reading “Ash Wednesday and Justice”