Plan to Get Punched in the Mouth

Plan to Get Punched in the Mouth

When I see and hear pleas for justice, dignity or even mere recognition rising up against long odds, I empathize with the range of emotions that have broken through the surface tension of years past into a rolling boil. As a matter of personality, I tend toward anger,...
When Nonviolent Protest Worked

When Nonviolent Protest Worked

East Berlin in the late 1980s faced a difficult time of Communist rule. I was living in West Berlin at the time, and my focus was on Baptist work and collaboration in East Europe. Christians and churches were not favored. To be a declared believer or member of a...

How Did Christians Become So Casually Violent?

I had an unusual experience on Facebook recently: a civil conversation with someone who disagreed with me about a controversial situation. This doesn’t happen often so it is certainly worth nothing. However, that does not mean the comments made by others in the...

Misusing Jesus’ Name

I am tempted to file a defamation of character lawsuit on behalf of Jesus. I wish Jesus would do it himself, but I know he won’t. He would much prefer that we win people over to his viewpoint by preaching his word and following his example. And that’s fine...