Current Events

Current Events

Rushing to Judgment

One of the aspects of our fallen human nature is the rush to judgment we often observe, an aspect that has been a part of us since the expulsion from the Garden.  Consider Cain’s murder of his brother (Gen. 4:1-8), brought on by a rush to judgment about why God chose Abel’s offering over his which resulted in his envy and rage.  What if Cain had asked God why…

Civility in a Post-Civil Age

No one can deny that over the past few years we have witnessed a significant decline in how people interact with those who disagree with them, whatever the topic.  When the topic in question happens to be one that the people involved are passionate about (politics, religion, or football), it can become heated in a hurry.  If you add the layer of social media, where those…

Suicide and Hope

A sad aspect of our culture today is its incredibly short attention span.  Matters of great importance often remain in the national conversation only long enough for the current news cycle, to be replaced by the next crisis du jour.  We see and hear expressions of lament concerning the situation, but then we move on and allow the issue to fade away from the collective…