A few years ago, I visited Washington D.C. again, having been to our nation’s capital probably a half dozen times. I am always taken aback by its history and its architecture. On this last visit I was admiring the Jefferson Memorial, a tribute to one of our country’s founding fathers and our third president. What caught my attention were the inscriptions inside of the memorial. Many of them were references to God. One such quote reads, God who gave us life gave us libert
In the late 1980’s I became a follower of Jesus. It is a decision which I will never regret. The last 30 years have been some amazing years in my life as I have watched God mold and shape me. My conversion to the way of Jesus came around the birth of the Christian Moral Majority. The Moral Majority was simply a politically conservative action group in the United States which consisted of many well-known Christian leaders and conservative politicians. Many conservative Ch
People all around the World are made of different tribes. Tribes are simply a way in which people view life. Most tribes are territorial or are part of a particular ethnic group or simply see life in a certain way. What they may have in common is certain values or customs. Within the United States tribes can fall under many categories. Our political party, our stance on certain issues, the communities we live in, the schools we attend and the church we belong to can all
Imagine you are living in the deep south in the year of 1845. You are part of the Baptist faith. Your denomination has just made the announcement that if you own slaves you cannot be a missionary for the Baptist church. So, what do you do? Well in the south, Baptist churches met in Augusta, Georgia to form the Southern Baptist Convention. The Southern Baptist Convention believed that God permitted slavery and they had Bible verses to prove it. Many Christians in the sou
During my freshmen year of College at the University of Arizona I was approached by young man who belonged to one of the Christian Campus Ministries. He simply asked me one question. “Do you know where you going when you die? Of course, I knew of only one of two responses. Heaven or Hell. I responded by saying, “I hope Heaven.” This response was all he needed to know about where my eternal destiny laid. So, he then began sharing with me about how I could go to heaven.
I became a Christian in the late 80’s. Historically this was the time that the “Moral Majority” movement was in full swing. The moral majority was a reaction to what many religious and political leaders believed was the decline of the moral culture in America. Proof of this decline was the legalization of abortion and the removal of prayer from public schools. As a new Christian, I remember campaigns to educate churches on how to vote. Soon I assumed that if you were not