Category Archives: hate

America needs “J” for JOY

I made a “J” (for “joy”) with my hand in front of a map of America. We have relentlessly pursued happiness — but somehow we have missed out on joy. Happiness depends on happy happenings; but joy flows from deep … Continue reading

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Sometimes love loses . . .

Love wins has become a popular slogan. However, love doesn’t always win. Sometimes love loses. Love loses when bullying becomes a political strategy. Love loses when a child in the womb is viewed as an object to be killed and disposed … Continue reading

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Muhammad Ali’s words show courage, conscience, & conviction.

Muhammad Ali, a man of courage, conscience, and conviction, left us. Here are some things he said: “My principles are more important than the money or my title.” “I didn’t want to submit to the army and then, on the … Continue reading

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The separation of church and hate

The separation of church and hate (and/or political-correctness-warriors and hate) requires speaking the truth in love.  Hate is not based on truth. It is built on deception, denial, disappointment, dishonesty, misunderstanding, pride, prejudice, anger, hurt, impulse, irrationality, and/or insecurity. Speaking … Continue reading

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Should we go all the way with “born that way?”

I believe that human beings are born with a deep longing for God and that we never outgrow it (even though we sometimes redirect it).  Wherever you find people you find religion and ritual — some form of attempting to … Continue reading

Posted in agnosticism, Alexander Maclaren, atheism, Augustine, books, born again, dissatisfaction, Ecclesiastes, God seeker, hate, longing for God, Pascal, Rick Warren, ritual, Tiffanie DeBartolo, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Does Church Need A Shake Up? A Restructuring?

While attending a Salvation Army Men’s Camp at Paradise Valley in Kentucky I was given the book, Why Men Hate Going To Church by David Murrow. The book gives some interesting insights into contemporary church. David asks the question:  “What if Christianity’s … Continue reading

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Examining the S-word — sin.

It seems like the only sin left in American culture is calling something a sin. If you dare to use the s-word, you will promptly be accused of “judging.” You may even be called a “hater.” Nowadays society demands that we … Continue reading

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