Rights vs.Responsibilities 

Americans love to talk about our rights. It appears that some Americans have become consumed with their right to be offended.  As a believer and follower of Christ, it is important that I don’t fall prey to the paralysis of offense.  I need to be reminded that Christians don’t have rights, but we do have responsibilities.  Over the past few days I watched as a swarm of Christians took to social media to express their outrage and offense over Starbucks’ cups not expressing the true meaning of Christmas.  It didn’t take long… Read More

When Truth Offends

At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him. (John 6:66 NLT) Truth divides. It confronts. It shows no favoritism. Truth is content to stand entirely alone – a pillar of strength. Jesus spoke the truth – He is, in fact, “the way, the TRUTH, and the life.” But on this occasion, when He spoke of humanity’s need to “eat of His flesh, and drink of His blood,” the resistance was palpable. Not just a few, but many people left Jesus that day never to return. Jesus did ministry… Read More