Sunday, April 4, 2010

Going Home

Gar;y, Indiana, March 23, 2010; approximately 12:30a.m., Prem Prasad walked into the hotel lobby and greeted me with a hug.

Prem, nor myself had never met before that evening. We were meeting for the first time to begin my first thirty days of training as a long haul, over the road driver for a freight transportation company.

Imagine, you are assigned as a trainer to invite a complete stranger into the cab of your truck where the two of you will live for the next thirty days. You will need to sleep. You lay your head down and close your eyes....Continue to editorial page

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tiger Woods' apology totally misunderstood.

You may recall, Brit Hume offering Tiger Woods to leave Buddhism and find Jesus, on Fox network at the beginning of the year. Therein lies a core motive, which grants Tiger's apology sincerity.

Tiger's apology (CNN Video) is motivated by more than a few absolutes the media should understand and report empathetically, rather than exploit Woods for the sake of a story. Let's start with Richmond Times Dispatch, and work our way back to Brit Hume's statement......Continue to editorial page for the rest of the story.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Nazarenes concerned for Nazarene University pagan and mystic practices

A well known Nazarene college has taken on some unusual practices, for the holiness doctrine, denomination.

Richmond Evangelical Examiner (R.E.E.) attempts to follow up with reader concerns or interest. One reader, emailed a web link to a page on a web log site entitled, 'Reformed Nazarene (click here to read the article)'. The title of the article immediately draws concern or indifference.

R.E.E. followed up with Pastor Wynne Lankford of Southside Nazarene Church in Southside Richmond, Virginia for an opinion on the article and submitted an opinion from another Nazarene minister, Scott Marshall......Continue to editorial page

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lindsay Lohan controversial Purple Fashion Magazine with video

For Evangelicals, Pop-Culture must be engaged or the great commission becomes nothing more than a suggestion. Who would Lindsay Lohan have to offend if Christians were not doing the job Christ appointed us to?

At first glance, Purple Fashion Magazine's summer 2010 cover photo is disturbing. There certainly must be a message here, but what is it?.....continue to editorial page to read the rest of the article and view the video.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Presbyterian U.S.A. denomination evolving

A denomination of the Presbyterian Church having 2.5 million members releases a report, every three years, highlighting points of concern or interest.

Presbyterian U.S.A, Research Services published their last report in 2008 revealing only 39% of the denomination’s congregation believes Jesus is the only way for salvation. 35% of the denomination’s pastors strongly agree of the same statistic....Continue to editorial.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

How God plans for a wedding during a snow storm

Sentil and Devon Walker of Hopewell have a story book wedding of comedy, drama and God’s providence.

Snow was in the forecast on their wedding day. Generally, one would not consider having a wedding under inclement conditions. After all, that would be very inhospitable and we want our guest to have a good time.

Typically, February in Richmond does not involve snow. We Richmonders usually have the privilege of seeing budding trees and crocus plants about this time of year. So, you can imagine Sentil not wanting to change a thing, scale back the plans or even postpone the wedding.
Post pone a wedding?

The day came. Can you imagine the emotions? Devon and Sentil were nervous, they had concern for the safety of their wedding guest, traveling in snow. And, as anyone would be, the couple were a bit disappointed that they would be getting married in front of a sparse crowd.

Devon was noticing many of his guests were not arriving on time for the wedding at the Crown Plaza Hotel. As Devon made himself visible in the lobby, to greet guest, he noticed quite a few people were loitering in the hotel lobby. Devon ventured to talk to some and discovered they were the cast of The Broadway Show, ‘The Wedding Singer’. What the heck, invite them.....Continue to editorial.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

This case has more ups and downs than a yo-yo.

Yesterday, February 1, 2010 Richmond Evangelical Examiner reported some sketchy details coming from Columbus Dispatch. What makes the claim of Rifqa Bary being re-unified with her family appear to be a possibility is the headline in the Dispatch and the urgent language the author uses in the article. The author from Columbus Dispatch also reported a counseling clause in the dependency agreement from last December. And, by all appearences, Omar Tarazi was justified in filing an emergency motion stating there had origionally been an order prohibiting Rifqa Bary to have contact with Blake and Beverly Lorenz which he claims has been violated....continue to my editorial.