Haiku #4: The Extinction of Man

Man's progress will Soon cause its own extinction The circle of life Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans. Evo Morales Man can do … Continue reading Haiku #4: The Extinction of Man

War Is Over! If You Want It

I’m thinking about John Lennon and Ukraine over coffee this morning. “What in the world is he thinking about,” you’re probably saying right now? John Lennon (and Yoko) wrote a song called, So This Is Christmas. “So this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over, and a new one just begun…” As … Continue reading War Is Over! If You Want It

Video of Interest: I Grew Up in the Westboro Baptist Church

Ever wonder what indoctrinating children into a cult is like. Megan Phelps-Roper will tell you about her life with the Phelps' church and protesting against anyone who didn't prescribe to their way of thinking. Remember the banner, "God Hates Fags?" She will tell you in her own words what their mission was and how she … Continue reading Video of Interest: I Grew Up in the Westboro Baptist Church

Losing My Religion

I once believed in my religion. My religion had many laws…    Commanded by God himself.    All chiseled into stone by His own hand. My religion said I only needed to Believe.    But Jesus said that we must love our enemies,    And to treat others how we would like to be treated. … Continue reading Losing My Religion

Ahhhh, It’s Christmastime Again!

While having my early morning coffee, two Christmas stories came to mind. Here’s a little something for you to investigate before Christmas. Don’t be shy! Get out those Bibles and do some reading! Don’t trust what I have to say! Ha! Christmas is one of the most celebrated events in Christianity and throughout the world. … Continue reading Ahhhh, It’s Christmastime Again!

Is America Losing Its Religion?

My Italian-roasted coffee is heavenly this morning. That’s not a word I ever use to describe my coffee, but for some odd reason, that’s what came to mind. I started reading a book by the late Marcus J. Borg, who is sometimes described as a Jesus scholar. His book, The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a … Continue reading Is America Losing Its Religion?

Abortion Ban In Tennessee

Today is the day in Tennessee when the abortion ban takes effect. Getting caught performing an abortion is a Class C felony punishable by three to 15 years in prison. That means that they will convict your doctor of this crime for saving your life because of a serious health issue related to your pregnancy … Continue reading Abortion Ban In Tennessee

Is Original Sin a Catch-22?

I was thinking about sin this morning with my coffee only because it’s so sinfully dark and delicious. I’m reading a book titled, Did God Kill Jesus by Tony Jones. I’m not going to give you a book review or anything like that. But the thoughts about Original Sin came to mind from reading a … Continue reading Is Original Sin a Catch-22?

Which Church Would Jesus Choose?

Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches. Thomas Aquinas Let's pretend that you have a choice in choosing your own Christian denomination (45,000+ in the world). You visit several different churches throughout the year and make an informed decision as to which one just might … Continue reading Which Church Would Jesus Choose?

What is so great about the great commission?

I’m sitting here in my office at Starbucks this morning sipping on a dark roast. I’ve missed the jocularity of some of the old retired guys that frequent this place, talking about baseball and old times. I’ll look up from my computer on occasion and laugh at one of their jokes. Maybe I should ask … Continue reading What is so great about the great commission?

Which passion story of jesus is the true story?

The Passion Story of Jesus on Good Friday is told in different ways by the Gospel writers and did not necessarily agree with each other. Coffee is especially good this morning on Good Friday. Here's what I've been pondering this morning - how Jesus must have felt after Pontius Pilate sentenced him to death. Each … Continue reading Which passion story of jesus is the true story?