Increased Tribalism is Not the Answer

Red vs Blue.
Divisions by race, gender, education, or vaccination status. Are you in my tribe, or are you against me. This is no way to live.

Made for Meaning

Disney and Marvel certainly know how to make money. They own most of the entertainment content that has been profitable on TV and at the movies in recent years. Their latest release is a new branch in the expanding Marvel universe, simply entitled, Eternals. The one sentence description reads, “The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.” That sounds pretty significant, doesn’t it? These beings by their actions have made key differences throughout the history of our world. This is a fantasy that calls to the core of our lives, the desire for our lives to matter, to make a difference.

A Call to Action, Not Activism

Our world is filled with calls to action. Many people seem to have the perfect idea of how to solve all the world’s problems. We are called to change for social and racial injustice. We are called to change to prevent a climate catastrophe. What many of these calls have in common is they seek to generalize the problem in order to bring the problem into the lives of everyone. These problems are something we should all care about.

The Sanctity of Human Life and the Limits of Human Compassion

We are “salt and light” and that doesn’t happen with our votes or with our likes, it happens with our hands, our feet and our voices.

Christianity and Mental Health

Mental health problems are common, but some people still hesitate to get the help they need.

Distracted, Divided, Dependent

Someone wants you distracted. Someone wants you divided. Someone wants you dependent. You have a choice.

Don’t Be That Guy (or Girl)

Churches exist for many Biblical purposes, gathered together for purposes of worship, Gospel proclamation, mutual encouragement, training in righteousness and ministering to their communities, but one of the areas that you might find the church gathered together in which they are most likely to depart from these Biblical mandates is the church business meeting.