One of the most basic foundations for any person of faith is the notion put forth by 18th century English poet Alexander Pope in that "to err is human, to forgive divine", and that we should love even our enemies. But how far does that go? Are the families and friends of those killed in the … Continue reading 9/11: Are we expected to forgive?
In January 2006, Alison Antoine woke to find the words "Die Nigger" spray-painted on the front of the house in Stiles, Antrim A Philadelphia Police Officer is in some hot water today thanks to racially insensitive comments he made while escorting a college student journalist. It brings to the fore a legitimate question: are words … Continue reading Nigger: Just a word, or something more?
On this Sunday morning we continue the discussion of Proverbs 6:16-19 in the Bible which lists those things which the Lord hates.The fourth item in the list journeys deep into our hearts. Not our physical hearts, but those things which can be found at our very inner core - for each of us, the heart … Continue reading A heart that plots wicked schemes
Arrogant and ignorant and guilty as sin
O.J. Simpson arrives at court last month during his robbery trial Have you ever known someone who got away with some extreme crime or a personally hurtful action and been frustrated and angry, but there was nothing you could do about it? You know, when you get that thought across your mind that "They … Continue reading The Juice is not loose