What Are You Afraid Of? (book review)

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I’m going to occasionally throw up a brief book review on this blog. I'll be reviewing books that I have interacted with as a pastor, or that have addressed something I'm going through. Or both, which is the case with What Are You Afraid Of? by Dr. David Jeremiah.What Are You Afraid Of? examines ten of the most common fears we face, such as the fear of financial loss or the fear of being alone. The chapter that hit close to home with me—and I’m not entirely comfortable admitting this—is the f … [Read more...]

Helping Children Through National Tragedies

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“Did you hear that children my age probably died in that tornado today, Daddy?”Those were the first words out of my eight-year-old daughter’s mouth when I got home from work last night.I can’t imagine what it must be like to grow up in a day so filled with tragedy AND instant media coverage. When I was eight, I felt stressed about parent-teacher conferences, a bully at my school named Curtis, and selling Babe Ruth candy bars to raise money for my baseball team. My children are growing up … [Read more...]

Gosnell, & Silent, Spineless Reporting

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Mammas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys.Why not?Because America desperately needs them to become journalists. And not just any kind of journalists—we need them to become courageous, morally-governed, cultural commentators.Why?Because a good percentage of the current crop of reporters leading our major networks, magazines, and newspapers are spinelessly refusing to scream from the rooftops about one of the greatest humanitarian atrocities of our day: the murder of wom … [Read more...]

Hats Off To You, Boston P.D.!

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We live under a blanket of protection; a strong, thick cover of safety provided by local heroes - men and women who risk their lives every day so that we can enjoy ours in comfort and peace. We send our sincerest "THANK YOU!" to the men and women of the Boston P.D., FBI, Transit Police, Boston Fire & Rescue, and other first responders. Also, our hearts goes out tonight to the friends and family members of the first responders who died in West, Texas. Of the 35 people who lost their lives, 10 … [Read more...]

‘Gangnam Style’ OR ‘Kill Americans Style’?

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Apparently a good beat and a catchy video covers a multitude of sins. Just ask PSY, the Korean rapper who now holds the record for most views on YouTube for his 'Gangnam Style' video. Back in 2004, PSY wasn’t making horsey-riding motions and rapping about bling-bling, he was spewing out some serious anti-American sentiments, calling for the death of our troops in Iraq. The song was titled “Dear America,” and CNN translated some of the lyrics: Kill those f--ing Yankees who have been torturing Ira … [Read more...]


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