Crossing the divides

Promoting Dialogue Between Generations

FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK

FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK

Eric Metaxas recently created a twitter storm when he tweeted that Jesus was white. The social media mob wanted to lynch him at high noon. Most argued that Jesus was a Palestinian who was closer to…

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GOING HOME

GOING HOME

Jesus told a story about a rebel who ran off to the Far Country, only to end up penniless, friendless, and famished. He must have felt like the ragged young man I saw on a New York City sidewalk holding a cardboard sign which said, “I wanna go home.” Perhaps you are looking…

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Our Flawed Heroes

Our Flawed Heroes

Happy 224th Birthday, America! Or so we wish. But this Fourth of July is anything but happy. It seems that our nation has descended into madness. While governors and mayors dither, anarchists run amok through our streets. I feel like I’m watching…

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Systemic Racism or Sin?

Systemic Racism or Sin?

In 1973, Karl Menninger wrote a bestseller, Whatever Became of Sin? In it,the renowned psychologist projected that eventually the word “sin” would disappear from the human vernacular. All talk of sin and wrongdoing would be replaced by…

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Racial Tensions & Job’s Friends

Racial Tensions & Job’s Friends

Kevin Bacon recently chatted virtually with Jimmy Fallon about the current racial tension in America. The actor said, “For an old guy like me, born in 1958, to witness the passion of young people for social justice…

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Between Two Mountains

Between Two Mountains

Alicia Garza, whose Facebook post gave birth to the Black Lives Matter movement, recently wrote, “I have to be honest. I feel like I live in a constant state of rage, and I think a lot of black people do.” Recent protests prove that…

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Who is that Masked Man?

Who is that Masked Man?

We will remember this COVID 19 pandemic as the season of masks. Hopefully, wearing them has helped. But, like too many things in this age of polarization, masks have sparked controversy. Some refuse to wear them in the name of freedom…

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The Alpha, the Omega  and the In Between

The Alpha, the Omega and the In Between

In reading Dr. Bob’s recent blog “Caught Between Two Paradises,” I was fascinated by the title and underlying theme. It caused me to recall memories of my own life and the deep thoughts and introspection I had engaged in while chasing after …

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