Access Each Other
Conservative Christians criticize the President’s glaring hypocrisy. Centrally-facilitated Health Care, from an unhealthy government was always doomed. The people can demand that institutions and companies be financially responsible, but a bankrupt government can’t.
The Religious Right has done a wonderful job of pointing out the obvious, selectively. But they have their own hypocrisy. Republicans vote against central-planning every November, then fund it every Sunday.
American “church” has more central-planned friendship, with more bureaucracy, than any Left Wing politician’s wildest dream. Jesus not only allows us to access the Father directly, but also each other. Cleaning up hypocrisy starts at home. · · · →
Who can Make You?
Whoever makes you can break you.
That’s how guilds work. This includes professional career guilds—which are all about references, political guilds—which demand party loyalty over loyalty to voters, popularity guilds—which value social acceptance over ethics, and the guild of para-church organizations—which primarily measure membership through weekly attendance and, secondarily, through evidence of growth in Christ.
Joining a guild is fast, easy success. When someone is responsible for bestowing your success, you can fall from their grace for reasons unrelated to your work, skill, or values.
Those who make history, however, are less referable and more quotable. · · · →
The Wisdom of Uniqueness
When we live in denial, we confuse our own rejection of the truth with our own uniqueness and creativity. The truth is every bit as unique as we are. Truth defines us. We can’t redefine truth anymore than someone else can redefine us.
Individual creativity seeks to learn which things we can and cannot define, from having the courage to express the ideas we can.
Foolishness is the rejection of truth’s uniqueness. When our own foolishness fails, we always think the universe is trying to manipulate us, when, maybe, the universe, and its Author, are trying to teach us something. · · · →
Crack Down—On What? Our Choice
Excessive force among police is too high because the stakes have been too low. Tolerating excessive force is a slap in the face to good police.
To have lasting peace, the nation must choose only ONE first priority:
1. Defend good police, 2. Avenge victims of excessive force, or 3. Crack down on excessive force.
If no. 3 is not our first priority, then the nation will be divided between nos. 1 and 2, which means lawlessness and danger everywhere.
Excessive force isn’t just a police problem. It comes from a national-cultural commitment to escalate every conflict as fast as possible. Americans—deescalate? We need revival. · · · →