Category: Current Events

The Good Samaritan and “Wokeness”

Let’s talk about “wokeness” and the bible. When the teacher of the law asks Jesus “who is (εστιν) my neighbor?” in the well known parable of the Good Samartian (Luke 10: 25-37), we could talk at length about the social/power dynamics, or religious and ethnic discrimination, but before we get to that, let’s look at…

How We Got Here

Yesterday, January 6, 2021, domestic terrorists stormed the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. in a horrific attempt to install Donald Trump as a de facto fascist despot of America. Clearly it failed, but it did not do so comically. It went further than most thought possible, and the repercussions will be felt for years. It…

George Floyd

“They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to false gods, shedding innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, sacrificing them to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood. They defiled themselves by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted themselves.” Psalm 106: 37-39 On May 25, 2020,…

Breonna Taylor

“Do not shed innocent blood in the land which YHWH, your God, is giving you as an inheritance, lest the blood guilt be upon all of you” Deuteronomy 19:10 On March 12, 2020, Breonna Taylor, an ER Tech and former EMT, went sleep in her bed next to her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, in Louisville, Kentucky.…

Ahmaud Arbery

“Their feet run to evil, They are quick to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of sin Their highways are devastation and destruction.” Isaiah 59:7 On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery put on some workout clothes, and went for a run in Glynn County Georgia. According to those close to him, this was not…

Why is this different?

“But your eyes and your heart are intent solely upon your own dishonest gain and on the shedding of innocent blood and on oppressing and extortion.” -Jeremiah 22:17 To start, we need to see why this time at least feels different. It’s still too early to see if the current protests will result in any…

Blood on our hands

An earlier version of this pay was mistakenly published early Then YHWH said to Cain “Where is your brother Abel?” “I don’t know” answered Cain, “Does my brother, the keeper of sheep, need a keeper?” YHWH replied, “What have you done? Can’t you hear it? Your brother’s blood is screaming out to me from the…

Fear in the time of Covid-19

This is part 1 of a 2 part series Fear “I can’t believe you’d give into fear” “You know this is all a scam so the government can take over your rights” “I think this is the end of humanity; the virus is going to kill us all” “They don’t even care if people die”…