Month: May 2020

May 27, 2020

George Floyd

Many have learned about George Floyd’s tragic death by extreme police force in Minneapolis. The feelings of anger, sadness, and injustice are real — but how should we publicly respond? The world is watching Minnesota right now. We need to answer by saying and demonstrating peacefully that we will seek changes that address the inequities and discrimination that led to this incident and the many […]

May 18, 2020

Petition to Reopen

Previous: Some More Thoughts About Civil Disobedience Previous: Some Thoughts about Civil Disobedience I started a simple petition online at: https://www.change.org/p/governor-of-minnesota-tim-walz-free-exercise-of-religion-and-public-policy The goal is simple. I believe each local church should have the right and freedom to choose when to reopen safely. Many small churches can reopen safely. It is time for state officials to work with local communities to reopen our churches in a […]

May 14, 2020

The Masks

Some fun with a familiar story about a day to come. And a nod to Dr. Seuss Now, the Masked-Face SneetchesHad faces with MasksThat covered their mouths and their nose.The Plain-Face SneetchesHad none upon thars. Those Masks weren’t so big. They were really so smallYou might think such a thing wouldn’t matter at all.But, because they had Masks, all the Masked-Face SneetchesWould brag, “We’re the […]

May 11, 2020

Some More Thoughts About Civil Disobedience

Previous: Some Thoughts about Civil Disobedience One may well ask: ‘How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?’ The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws as I did the other day. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just […]

May 9, 2020

Coronavirus — An Opportunity to Advance the Gospel?

Dear Christian, During a season of quarantines and uncertainty, the coronavirus is providing opportunities for advancing the gospel. Some of the countries most affected by the pandemic so far are also countries where believers face persecution every day. In an Islamic country heavily affected by the coronavirus, Christians are handing out masks and offering help to those forced to stay in their homes under quarantine. […]