What I Think Happened with Benghazi: The Vast Conspiracy

What I think happened with Benghazi is not some vast conspiracy to undermine the US by President Obama or some CIA op to sell guns to terrorists or whatever other theories are out there. I do think there was a conspiracy. But it is a conspiracy that affects us all and began in Eden so long ago. It is the natural tendency of each of us as fallen human beings to deflect, conceal, and cover when confronted with our failures. It’s what… Read more

A Psalm for Kermit Gosnell

I’ve steered clear of commenting on the horrific trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. I’ve known about the story for some time, but just couldn’t bring myself to focus on the horrors in which he was engaged. Much has been made of the lack of media coverage. My friends here at Patheos Evangelical have done much to change that. Rightly so. For those not familiar with the case, I point you here, somewhat reluctantly, because the crimes he allegedly committed against helpless… Read more

Benghazi: New Revelations and Questions from the Congressional Hearing

I survived more than four hours of watching and listening to a Congressional hearing on Benghazi on C-Span3 today Talk about living by faith! I sensed the hearing could be pivotal in our getting answers to the many questions about what happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, when Ambassador Stephens and three other Americans were killed in a terrorist attack on our consulate. So I watched and listened. And tweeted. You can explore my live-tweeting journey here. Who testified? Whistleblowers. Three men had come forward… Read more

See How Peer Pressure Can Increase Your Faith

Peer pressure can be a wonderful thing. Especially when it can increase your faith. That’s not to say it always works the way we want it to. Often throughout my dozen years as a school administrator,  I dealt with the negative side of peer pressure –w hen kids were led astray by hanging out with others who influenced them in the wrong direction. I got used to citing verse like the following: He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. (Prov. 13:20) and Bad company… Read more

To All Those Who Just Want to Quit

I returned from my mission to Guam the other day full of energy, ideas, and the faith to make them happen. Within a day, I had lost it all and just wanted to quit. Fear grabbed me by the hair, gripped me firmly in a headlock, and proceeded to pummel my confidence with repeated blows. Within hours, I was a bloody and faithless mess. Finally, when fear had finished for the day, it dumped me and left my future as good as dead and… Read more

Telling Your Story: A Faith that Embraces Uncertainty

Just back from my trip in Guam, I’m privileged to share this guest post by Jeremy Statton. He is an orthopedic surgeon and a writer. He blogs about Living Better Stories. You can follow him on Twitter or download a free copy of his eBook Grace Is. On my first trip to San Francisco I tested my faith to see if my prayers could move mountains. But instead of land, I was trying to move fog. I had always dreamed of… Read more

10 Lessons from the Other Side of the World

It’s bitter sweet really, that feeling you get when you come home from a long trip. On the one hand, it’s good to be home in familiar surroundings and to get incredibly awesome hugs from each of our six kids. On the other hand, we had a blessed time with friends in Guam, making new ones and becoming better acquainted with others. My wife enjoyed her time on a tropical island — and has the tan to prove it. I… Read more

Life After Art: In Search of Beauty

Today I am pleased to share a guest post from Eileen Knowles inspired by a book that is making some waves, Life After Art: What You Forgot About Life and Faith Since You Left the Art Room by Matt Appling. You can find Eileen and follow her journey as she takes The Scenic Route at www.eileenknowles.com Connect on Twitter and Facebook. “As artists and humans, we have to learn to color inside the line that is imperfect, messy or even a… Read more

Why School Education Reform Is a Lost Cause

Today I feature a guest post from Steven Horwich here at FaithWalkers as I travel on the other side of the world.  Steven Horwich is a teacher, writer, director, and founder of Connect the Thoughts, providing resources and training for homeschooling. You can follow him on Twitter @Homeschoolcurr and Facebook. School education reform is an endless discussion, a droning litany that has pointlessly moaned on for decades. It is a migraine-inducing waltz with little variation and no joy. You’ve heard… Read more

Act Like a Man: A Call to Biblical Manhood

While my mission continues in Guam, I am pleased to feature the thoughts of Kendall Lyons, a talented youth pastor, cartoonist, and writer. Kendall supplied the fun illustrations for my e-book Finding the Curve: The Secret to Explosive Personal Growth — still available for free here. Grab a copy of Kendall’s delightful collection of short stories today at his site here. You’ll be hearing much more from this talented leader in the years to come. Right now, I feel more… Read more

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