When the cesspool that is this world overflows with unspeakable crap, it’s sometimes difficult to make sense of it. In lieu of coherent thoughts, I present random ones I’ve wrestled with in recent months.

  • Scripture says God laughs at the wicked. Some days I wonder if He grabs popcorn and settles in for the show.
  • Twitter and Facebook are the 21st century tools to separate the wheat from the chaff.
  • People have stripped Jesus of Republican garb, but now they are dressing him up in Progressive clothing. Neither is a good look for the King of Kings.
  • Avoid the phrase “It’s a subject no one is talking about.” It’s 2017, sweetie. Somewhere, someone is talking about it.
  • You cannot impeach someone simply because you don’t like that person.
  • Christians need to do better than hashtag theology.
  • Jesus never said, “Love your ____neighbor.” He simply commanded, “Love your neighbor.” Boasting about reaching out to a Muslim/homosexual/black/white/marginalized/whomever is not fitting with the spirit of this command. We are called to love people, not collect them as we would charms on a Pandora bracelet.
  • Beware of Christian leaders, authors, and speakers who claim to know more than 2,000 years of church tradition, or suddenly promote themselves as the enlightened ones regarding the true meaning of Scripture.
  • Some Christians are becoming more pro/anti-insert-name-of-political-leader-or-party-here and less pro-Jesus.
  •  “Phobia” words are often made up by people with an outlandish political agenda. Respectfully disagreeing with a lifestyle or sincerely questioning one’s motives doesn’t mean someone’s a bigot.
  • Truth doesn’t necessarily align with personal politics, biases, or prejudices; Truth cares about the state of our hearts.
  • If you think the world has lost its mind in the past 12 months it’s only because 1) You never paid attention before and 2) Your hope rested with mankind. Follow Jesus. Seek wisdom. Discern headlines.
  • Mistakes are inevitable. Admitting when you’re wrong is a sure sign of maturity.
  • Humble pie tastes terrible, but it’s better than eating crow.
  • Legislating laws and legislating control aren’t synonymous. You can have the first without the second because human behavior is a moving target.
  • God’s word commands us not to sit anywhere near those who mock His people.
  • No one is promised tomorrow. That’s what can make today so scary. Cling to the One who gives us life beyond this earthly one.
  • I’m thankful Jesus sticks closer than a brother, and for friends who treat me like a sister.
  • Don’t let “I love Jesus” turn into “I love Jesus because I’ve crafted Him in my image and don’t plan to change my life.”
  • Ministry is daunting when looking at the whole world. That’s why we start by serving the world next door.
  • God began a good work in you and He’s not done. He’s not done with others, either. Be patient. Offer grace. Rise above.
  • The world calls attention to what divides us. Christ came to connect us.

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