Category - Culture

There’s No Room for Racism (or Apathy) in America

Sickening. Grotesque. Twisted. Evil. Ignorant. Those are just a few of the words that I would use to describe the display of hatred that took place over the weekend in Charlottesville. To say I was surprised, though, would be inaccurate. Last week, before hundreds of white men and women showed up in Charlottesville to march and intimidate people...

When Crisis Comes to Your Backyard

Our family has only called Charlotte our home for a few months, but when events unfold like they have this week and it affects your neighbors and not just your newsfeed – it changes things. It becomes real. I don’t plan on giving another opinion about Charlotte, or Tulsa, or any other incident – I don’t think I’m qualified to do...

The Pains and Problems of Our Nation

As I’ve scrolled through social media the past few days and witnessed the heartbreak and pain that is canvassing our country – I’ve felt a range of emotions. Heartbroken. Confused. Angry. Upset. Right now there are multiple families waking up to a new day without their father, without their son, without their brother. There are...

Has America Forgotten How to Disagree?

If you have been watching the news much lately you probably know just how rare it is to see something positive. More than likely what you have seen is hate, anger and violent disagreement. The problem seems to be that disagreement cannot simply remain just that – a disagreement. Nowhere is this more evident than in the current Presidential...

Vote for a President, Not a Savior

I consider myself a politically responsible adult. I watch the news, listen to talk radio and follow the current issues of our nation to the best of my ability. It being election season, I have been following the news even more closely. But in all honesty, I have become beyond frustrated with the options. I don’t think I’ve ever...

Celebrity Pastors – Say What?

Over the past few years I have noticed a disturbing trend with so-called “celebrity pastors” – the trend actually isn’t related to them, but rather the hatred that is thrown towards them on a regular basis. Whether it’s Billy Graham, Joel Osteen, Carl Lentz, or Rich Wilkerson Jr there always seems to be certain pastors that garner...

Jesus is Bigger Than Christmas

It is hard to imagine the weight of the responsibility that Mary and Joseph felt as they held Jesus for the first time. In their hands, they held God in human form. A baby that would one day take away the sin from the world. A baby whose life would mean the end to death as we know it. A baby that would defeat mankind’s most ancient foe. A baby...