God is in Control – Well, Not So Fast!

God is in Control – Well, Not So Fast!

You have undoubtedly heard Christians (and others) say in response to a myriad of situations that God is in control. While they mean well, often this phrase is used as a catchall excuse or explanation. It can be an excuse when we do not want to take responsibility or...
Dancing with Covenant that ‘Brung’ You

Dancing with Covenant that ‘Brung’ You

“Dance with the One that Brung Ya” is the title of a song of uncertain (to me) origin but brought into public political discourse by President Ronald Reagan who used it to underscore the importance of consistency in promise and behavior in the political process. It...
Fred Korematsu: The Civil Rights Hero You Never Knew

Fred Korematsu: The Civil Rights Hero You Never Knew

While not exactly a household name, Fred T. Korematsu (born 100 years ago today, on Jan. 30, 1919) is becoming increasingly recognized as the civil rights hero he was. Kakusaburo Korematsu emigrated from Japan to California in 1905. In 1914, a young woman named Kotsui...