Episode 09 – Labels and What Defines Me

Next on Thinking It Through:  I discuss the importance of knowing what a person believes when they identify with a certain label.  Then, I go into my Christian faith defining me and my life. 01:40 = Encouraging audience to reading “Calling All Electors” (which is below) 7:15 = About labels (and ranting on politics) 37:49 =…

On conservatives and race: do black lives really matter to the right?

Originally posted on Lisa Robinson:
In my last post, I addressed an issue of priorities that drives politically conservative Christians to not only be drawn to the GOP but also feel compelled to endorse it’s candidate to uphold priorities. Specifically, I noted issues of life and traditional values and expressed the following. These concerns are…

Episode 08 – Religion, Sex, and Bob Dylan

Next on Thinking It Through:  I discuss three topics in this episode dealing with religion, sex, and Bob Dylan.  The first 2 topics touch on a couple of blog posts that I have read recently and the last topic is about Bob Dylan receiving the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. 05:35 = Is religion really…

Ancient History Fresh in My Mind

The day that I began embarking on a relationship with my wife now feels like ancient history.  Of course, it really isn’t all that ancient.  Heck, it was about 8 years ago.  That may be the reason that it still feels so fresh in my mind. I still remember my desire being to keep in…

Waiting on My Future

There is a song by Dinah Washington that I like called: “What a Difference a Day Makes“.  The song itself has more to do with love than my post, but I use the title because of the words in the actual title.  What I mean is the title itself gives off a bit of truth:…

The Perfect Father, I Cannot Be

I wish I could be perfect in this fatherhood Perfect in strength, perfect in wisdom, all for you However, I am stunned by my own imperfections And I am lost with no guidance in how to mature you I can fill your ear with well-meaning promises My intentions would be based in love and hope But I…

Alive to Christian Culture, Dead to Christian Faith

(Featured Image taken from Covenant Church Furniture – http://www.covenantchurchfurniture.com/four-steps-to-choosing-the-best-church-seating-for-your-congregation) Recently, a conversation with my wife struck a chord in me that had me questioning her (as if she could honestly answer the question) about how there can be worship service attendees that are not actual believers of the Christian faith. In the same conversation, we debated how people…

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Love Breaks Through (Julia, It Is From You)

Once upon a time, I dared to hang on to hate Pride, hurt, and arrogance kept my path going this way Not desiring to open my heart, I slipped deeper into the black Foolish and ignorant, I could not be shown what it was that I lacked   Oddly enough, even when one desires the…