How to Stop Being Afraid? In God We Trust

Welcome to a series here at Patheos to follow up on my post How to Stop Being Afraid with wisdom from Psalm 46. No. "In God we trust" did not make its first appearance upon US currency. Psalm 46:1 says that "God is our refuge."The psalmist makes this incredible claim that the infinite God is our defense at the start of Psalm 46 to help us to stop being afraid. Building on the simple yet deeply profound statement that it all starts with remembering God, we now get personal. The God of the … [Read more...]

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Jan. 11: NRA Warns of Attack, CA School Shooting Heroics, Lou Giglio Silenced

The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world.   NRA Claims Biden Leading "Attack" on Second AmendmentThe Basics -- After meeting with Vice President Biden Thursday, NRA leaders claimed the Administration's efforts had little to do with keeping children safe and much about restricting Second Amendment rights. Dig Deeper:Via FoxNews: "We will not allow law-abiding gun own … [Read more...]

Why Joe Biden is Wrong on Gun Control

Vice President used this wrong thinking yesterday to justify why new gun control action should be taken by the federal government: "If our actions result in saving only one life, they're worth taking," Biden said at a meeting of victims and gun control proponents at the White House. "But I'm convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of Americans and take thousands of people out of harm's way if we act responsibly." With all due respect, Mr. Vice President, (and I'm scraping the bottom … [Read more...]

How to Stop Being Afraid: Just Who Is this God?

Welcome to a series here at Patheos to follow up on my post How to Stop Being Afraid with wisdom from Psalm 46. After the last post (Want to Stop Being Afraid? Step 1: It All Starts with God) focused on where we should start in overcoming fear, the next valid question might best be: Just who is this God?We'd be wrong to assume that everyone knows -- or remembers. We are forgetful people. Even those of us who should know better. Maybe that's why the psalmist started with God's most common … [Read more...]

Want to Stop Being Afraid? Step 1: Remember God

Welcome to the first in a series here at Patheos to follow up on my post How to Stop Being Afraid with wisdom from Psalm 46. It seems simple enough. But I, for one, am quick to forget it when I consider the How to Stop Being Afraid. The first step according to Psalm 46 is remembering who God is.Sounds too easy, I know. It's when we think that we must face the challenges of life on our own that we tremble in fear.Confession of a Cowardly Principal Perhaps a personal story will illustrate. … [Read more...]

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Jan. 9: Flu Outbreak Humbling, National Cathedral Same-Sex Marriages, Earth One of 17 Billion

  The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world.   Flu Outbreak Reminds Us How Helpless We AreThe Basics -- The annual flu season in the US has already claimed the lives of 18 children and hospitalized more than 2,200 people as hospitals take extreme measures to accommodate the ill. Dig Deeper:Via USA Today: "The medical industry is concerned because this is the earliest fl … [Read more...]

Answer the Call to Greatness: Give Someone a Nudge

We all know it doesn’t take much to start a lot of hurt. Still not sure who fired the first shot on the greens of Lexington.It doesn’t take much to start a lot of good either. Think Rosa Parks. Or Mother Teresa.It clearly doesn’t take a bulldozer to get big things started, although it sure can feel like it.All it takes is a nudge.But you can’t nudge someone else toward greatness until you have the courage to first nudge yourself toward greatness. Every day.At times that task can feel li … [Read more...]

Paedophilia: Why Not?

Paedophilia. Why not?Some of you are shocked that I would even bring up the topic of adults having sexual relations with children: "How could you ask such a question?! And on a religious site, no less!" Some of you caught wind of it in my FaithWalker's Daily report this morning. Others of you may have stumbled across this post expecting something very different.Unfortunately. For all of you, my question is this: As a pluralistic, post-Christian culture here in the US, what is our moral ar … [Read more...]


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