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The Rumors are True
May 22, 2013
There is a rumor going around, and I for one know that it is true. I
know that it is true, not simply because I heard it from a “reliable
source”, but because I experienced it yesterday. Let me explain.
Like millions of Americans, I watched the news from Oklahoma about
the monster tornado that destroyed billions of dollars of property and
the priceless lose of life. Compounding the sorrow of watching so many
suffer at a distance, I attended the funeral of a precious lady who was a
mother of two, grandmother of four and a great grandmother of eight.
The pain and lose was ... read more
What You do and the Butterfly Effect
April 30, 2013
In a number of his books, Andy Andrews mentions the butterfly effect,
a theory put forward in a doctoral thesis by Edward Lorenz, a
mathematician and meteorologist. Simply stated the butterfly effect
declares that a butterfly can flap its wings on one side of the world
and set in motion molecules of air that in turn set in motion other
molecules of air and eventually create a hurricane on the other side of
Ridiculed for more than a generation, the butterfly effect was
eventually proved by scientists and given the status of law: “The law of
sensitive dependence on ini ... read more
Homosexuals and WWJD
April 10, 2013
As the United States Supreme Court weighs out its decision on whether
or not gays and lesbians should have the constitutional right to marry,
I thought it would be a great time to consider the proper, biblical
perspective followers of Christ should have towards those who are
engaged in these relationships. It’s a hot potato, no doubt, but one of
Even in the Christian community there are extreme positions which
range from the hateful and graceless to the misguided and embracing.
For example, the Pastor and members of the Westboro Baptist Church
protest at military ... read more
The Church's Greatest Threat.
September 26, 2012
If I were to ask you what you believed was the greatest threat to the
Church in the United States, what would you say? Would it be terrorism
or violent crime? Would it be a shift in public policy relating to the
freedom of religion? Or would it be a national economic collapse
unlike any we have known?
While each of these threats is daunting, they are not the one threat
that concerns me the most. This insidious threat does not come from
crazed killers, unconstitutional law or even from a impotent dollar.
Sadly, it comes from within our own walls. Let Jesus define them in a
story f ... read more
Starbucks Closes 7100 Stores!
September 05, 2012
One Tuesday afternoon in February 2008, Starbucks closed all of it’s
U.S. stores. It was a big idea and a bold move by CEO Howard Schultz as
Starbucks would lose several million dollars in sales and labor costs.
That would be unavoidable. Added to the day’s lose, it’s stock could
sink even lower. But why take such a risk?
Sometime earlier, Schultz walked into one of the Starbuck communities
to get a groundzero perspective on why his company was losing market
share and money. As he browsed the store, he picked up a plush animal
toy and asked the manager about it. ... read more