Barna and Discipleship

Some of my readers are familiar with the Barna Group founded by George Barna and the important work they do by surveys that tell us where the Church and its members are.  One of those areas of the survey is …

The Power of the Gospel and the LGBTQ People

Many Christians and Messianic Jews find themselves in a political battle with LGBTQ people.  They do not want to be forced to endorse the lifestyles or be accused of hate speech or be so accused by reading the Bible on …

The Israel Political Crisis Never Ends

Israel has two moderately conservative newspapers that for many years were quite positive to Prime Minister Netanyahu.  That has changed. Why?  There are several reasons. and the issues they write about now take us to another crisis. First, the editors …

Approaching the Victims and the Beatitudes

Recently a famous black sports reporter, Jason Whitlock, expressed his alarm at the tenor of Black Lives Matter protests, including his disagreement on some of the false assumptions (not all the assertions are wrong) and the tenor of the Democratic …

The Ultimate Clash of World Views 

In one of my recent posts, I distinguished and sought to define the differences between the liberal-left of center Democrat, the leftist Democrat, and the radical far-leftist.  The radical left is based on an integrated world view to a much …

Rising Anti-Semitism 

Decades ago Derek Prince, the great Bible teacher, and leader told of his conversation with a friend after Israel became a nation.  The friend states that the issue of Antisemitism was a sociological issue, that Jews were persecuted in the …

Complexity of Political Terms and Left and Right

THE GREAT  COMPLEXITY OF POLITICAL TERMS LEFT AND RIGHT, AND EXTREME LEFT AND RIGHT, AND RADICAL LEFT AND RIGHT, AND MODERATE LEFT AND RIGHT makes our discussion of issues difficult.  We use these terms to show that there is a …

Selective Empathy And Biblical Compassion

A family relative is a strong supporter of the Black Lives Matter protests and has played down the violence and riots that come more from the mostly white radicals that have hijacked the movement.   My daughter in law wrote …