"Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain.... they are those who hear the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful." Mark 4.7, 18-19,… Continue reading The Danger of Apathy
Election years are always tumultuous here in the states, but the last four presidential elections have been particularly pernicious. One side foretells utter doom if the other side wins. One side threatens to abandon the country if so-and-so is elected (aaaand they never do). This house is divided, and if we don't start getting our act together, it's going to fall. Anger, Apathy, Angst---all are present for the show. Do you feel these things?
This is a book review on Jason Ladd's new book, "One of the Few."
Drop thy phone, and come, read me...
Where would the world be if England had rolled over and played dead when Hitler assaulted them with his Blitzkrieg? Where would the world be if the United States of America had chosen to turn a blind eye to the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941? Where would we be if Jesus Christ went along with the folks who wanted to make him an earthly king? If there were never resistance to evil, there would never be peace.
I love a good discussion with a friend over a steaming cup of chai, but since I can’t gather all of you at a comfortable cafe, I’ll have to be content with this little corner of the Internet. For this second symposia, I’d love to hear your thoughts about combating apathy. Apathy: indifference to someone or something.… Continue reading Coffee Chat 2 – Combating Apathy