Jesus is King

There has been much talk in the last few years of our culture being post-modern and even post-Christian. In response to this secularizing trend, many Christians have backed off of witnessing to their faith in Jesus, hiding behind slogans like: “Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words.” The theory is that everyone is turned

The Restaurant Battleground

Sometimes God is in the very mundane with intent to do big things. We have formed the habit of enjoying our Sunday-after-the-church-service lunch at a local restaurant. Early in our time at Kingswood we determined we wanted to use the time to connect with the college students, so when the budget allowed, we would invite

An Unreliable Guide

In challenging times, a trustworthy guide is always welcome. Unfortunately, Yuval Harari is not such a guide.  Although a respected author with impeccable credentials, Dr. Harari ultimately disappoints, overconfidently promising but underdelivering. My problem with this book is not its overwhelmingly pessimistic tone. For all I know about biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence (admittedly next to

We Will Rebuild

Out of the ashes comes the cry, “We will rebuild!”  This was said after the mass murders in New York City on 9-11.  It is said after devastating earthquakes and floods.  And this week it was said after fire gutted Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. “We will rebuild.” As with many of these events, there