Religious Essays

The Fear Factor

The Fear Factor

Freedom entails risk. Risk of failure. Risk of rejection. Jesus’ early disciples freely risked everything to share their faith. A faith that is held close and hoarded is like a seed that is never planted: There is a promise of a harvest, but no action leading to fruitfulness.

Light Against the Darkness

Light Against the Darkness

We can take a stand against injustice. We can be defenders of the vulnerable and innocent. The widow and the fatherless. We can speak out on behalf of the weak and powerless.

Gift of Love

Gift of Love

Abraham was willing to sacrifice his only son out of love for his God, but his hand was stopped by the Lord. God was willing to sacrifice His Only Son out of love for Humankind, and He let the sacrifice happen and come to Its Glorious Conclusion.

Blood Sacrifice

Blood Sacrifice

In Jesus Christ, the Perfect Sacrifice was found: a Son of Abraham, a Son of God. An Acceptable Blood Sacrifice that cancels out Abraham’s debt and ours as well.

Diversity is God’s Plan

Diversity is God’s Plan

We have one Father, but many differences, a calliope of cultures and experiences, a broad palette of skillsets, that the Lord intended should complement each other.