Rising from the Ashes

The Cross wasn’t always the predominant sign of Christianity. For centuries the cross was a pagan symbol of pain and torture. Rome used the cross to strike fear into the hearts of the world and discourage any troublemakers or rabble-rousers, (like Jesus). The cross did not start becoming a positive, publically accepted, symbol of Christianity […]

When Love Fights Back!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King was a proponent of a new kind of protest, the peaceful protest. The Civil Rights was a movement of nonviolent direct action working to expose and eradicate systemic segregation and racism across the southern United States. “Nonviolent resistance,” King wrote, is “a courageous confrontation of evil by the power […]

An Answer for Injustice

“Jesus stood up and said to her, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?’” (Jn 8:10). This is one of the most riveting scenes in the Bible. It perfectly encapsulates God’s mercy and justice. This woman has been set up, preyed upon. She is but collateral damage for the religious leaders real target. […]

Sprinkling the Nations

Speaking of the coming of Messiah, Isaiah 52:15 says, “so shall he sprinkle many nations” it is an allusion to Leviticus 4:6 when God told the priest, interceding for all the people, to “dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle part of the blood seven times before the LORD in front of the veil […]

Weeping in Babylon

Psalm 137:1 “By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion.” It has been appropriately called the “Song of the Captive.” It is a song about Israel in exile. It is a song not only for them, but for us, because we are still in exile. We live in […]