My Take on Pope Francis’ Message to Congress and to America

Yesterday, Pope Francis addressed the United States Congress. As many do, I admire and have great respect for the Pope. I am certain, however, that his message will have little or no impact on Congress and the way it currently functions—or fails to function. Nothing short of an act of God can change the culture […]

New Horizons, the Pluto Flyby and the Ways of God

This past Wednesday, scientists presented its first pictures acquired by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. The historic journey began January 19, 2006, when the spacecraft left Kennedy Space Center. It took New Horizons approximately 9-1/2 years to reach the point of its flyby of Pluto! This was due to the distance required to reach its destination—almost […]

After The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Ruling, God Remains in Charge

Last Friday, a historic Supreme Court ruling legalized same-sex marriage across the United States. This ruling will significantly affect the Christian community in a number of ways. But we should not have been surprised by the ruling. It was only a matter of time that same-sex marriage would have become legal across the entire United […]

The Emanuel AME Massacre—How Churches Should Not Respond

Last Wednesday, Pastor Clementa Pinckney and 8 members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church; Charleston, SC, were brutally murdered during Bible study. Sunday, worshippers gathered at the church for the first time since the senseless massacre. This must have been a difficult experience for those in attendance. Also, I am sure that the horrific event […]

Can We Move Beyond Ferguson, MO?

The saga continues. A portion of white America maintains that the frustration of people of color, with regard to police killings of young black males, is much ado about nothing. And a portion of black America sees every such incident as a reason to cry foul. With each occurrence, each side digs in, using the […]

Houston City Officials Demand Pastors to Turn Over Sermons?

Houston’s first openly gay mayor and her city council have issued subpoenas to a group of local pastors there. City officials are demanding that the pastors turn over sermons and notes that address homosexuality, gender identity, or Annise Parker, the mayor. Reportedly, the subpoenas represent the latest development in the fallout from a new non-discrimination […]