Pandemics & Faith Healers

While a student at Freed-Hardeman College in 1983, I took my “wife-to-be” on a date to an Oral Roberts “healing service” in Jackson, TN (she still razzes me about our exciting dates).At the conclusion of this “healing service,” Oral Roberts told everyone present that God had completely healed every single person in the assembly, …

Black Lives Matter

(This article is not about the “Black Lives Matter” ORGANIZATION, but it is about the TRUTH that black lives matter).In 2013, when the “Black Lives Matter” slogan started being used, I took offense.I immediately rebutted with, “All Lives Matter.” I felt that such a statement elevated one race above another, rather than acknowledging …

When Freedom Intersects Love

As churches begin making decisions about when and how to begin reassembling at our meeting houses, more and more “chatter” is being heard on social media about what people are willing and not willing to do.I’ve heard some say masks are of very little value against protecting yourself or others from Covid-19.I have …

Responding to Aggression

The other day, I opened my computer only to see a message addressed to me that said, “So just what do you think this passage means?Do you think it means nothing?” If you think you picked up in the middle of a conversation, you’re mistaken.This is how this brother apparently thought would be …