We’re Not Popeye, Y’all

I wish I could say we all agree that violence is bad no matter where it comes from, but everyone knows that’s not true. For many people, violence is not only acceptable, it’s the preferred option. And, I’m not talking about Muslims, either: I’m talking about us. Our foreign policy, our obsession with guns and […]

We Are Awesome!

On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program, (aka the CIA Torture Report) and it’s generated a little controversy. And, by “a little controversy”, I mean “people have lost their damn minds”. Liberals are up in arms because officials and agents of the United States […]

Israel And The American Right

In the past month, Israel and Hamas have gone at each other hammer and tongs with Hamas getting the worst of it. Actually, that’s not true; the Palestinian people in Gaza have gotten the worst of it. Their homes have been destroyed, their family members killed, maimed and wounded, their country reduced to smoking rubble. […]

The Current Unpleasantness

Wednesday, I wrote about the unrest caused in Libya and Egypt by an independent film that showed Islam and the prophet Mohammed in, shall we say, a less than flattering light. 5 Americans were killed, including ambassador Chris Stevens. Since then, more information has come to light. Things like supposed film maker doesn’t exist. Well, he […]

A New Series Pt IV Deja Voodoo

via YouTube Part IV of our series on the six ways Jesus changed the world deals with forgiveness. Truthfully, I could combine the last three using today’s subject…, and I think I will,  just not all at once. Which is not really combining is it? Oh well. It’s 9-11 again and, as usual, I’ve been dreading it for a week now. I suppose you’re […]

Why?

On the evening of February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin was watching a basketball game on television. During halftime, he decided to walk to nearby convenience store to get a snack. After purchasing an Arizona Iced Tea and a pack of Skittles, he was heading home. While talking to his girlfriend on his cell phone, he […]

You Call That Turning The Other Cheek?

Shane Claiborne said once “How ironic is it to see a bumper sticker that says ‘Jesus is the answer’ next to a bumper sticker supporting the war in Iraq, as if to says ‘Jesus is the answer – but not in the real world.”  In my neck of the woods, you don’t see that as much […]