How you can “Be the Church you wish to see in the world” today: Hobby Lobby employees, and the employees… Read more Be the church you wish to see in the world – Hobby Lobby/SCOTUS Edition
…and it isn’t what you think. This whole World Vision debacle (becoming inclusive toward LGBT families and then retracting it… Read more World Vision has a lesson to share
As a business owner, when you get screwed-over by someone, it’s tempting to make a big grand policy you think will prevent you from ever getting screwed-over again.
It’s important to resist that simplistic, angry, reactionary urge to punish everyone, and step back to look at the big picture.
Maybe your passion is with the people of Africa, or possibly somewhere else… China, Guatemala, or the streets of Washington D.C., Detroit, or your own city… but wherever your heart is, remember those people first as we progress through this holiday season. Seek to set aside the cultural drive to spend inordinate amounts of money and time on “great deals” and “black friday doorbusters.” Rather, allow God to expand your worldview… use you to express love to the least… give hope to the hopeless… pray WITH those who are in need.
I recently had a church member ask me if the ear plugs (3/4″ for you piercing aficionados) that I wear were pentagrams… as they are a star inside a circle. I found this an interesting question, as it is loaded with implication… mostly down the road that pentagrams, or five pointed stars, are the representation of evil.
Let’s unpack that very briefly…
Christians in churches often ask me, “why do you have all of those piercings?” Often their question smacks of a bit of shock and disgust along with curiosity.
Almost always my reply is, “This is not for you, but please consider those that it might be for. God loves all different kinds of people.”
Christians and tattoos/piercings have long been adversaries. This 2 part blog will address some of the theological and social elements in the discussion of Christian tattoos and piercings.