Christianity and Islam: compatible or contradictory?

The email’s subject line was written in all caps and ended with with a dozen question marks and exclamation points. Obviously, the sender was quite emotional about the question at hand. As I read her email, I could understand why. Apparently, at a national gathering of ...

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A flagrant case of media bias

For months now, stories about House Bill 2 have dominated The News & Observer (N&O) in Raleigh. According to an analysis conducted by NC Family staff, the newspaper published 161 stories and nearly 94,000 words during the first ...

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Is the Western Church the lifeline of the Persecuted Church?

How did the Church of Jesus come to places like, Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea, or Eritrea – places where being a Christian has meant poverty and death for many people? Are Christians around the world dependent upon ...

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Police-Minority relations: A crisis of fact, feeling or function?

For three decades, I have been a police officer or have taught them. Never have I seen or heard what seems (according to news outlets) to be happening every day across our hate-ravaged land. The horrors of the shedding of blue blood at the hands of some who say that the motivation of ...

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Think “glocal”

The mantra “think global, act local” has been popularized in the business community for years. Succeeding in this ultra-connected world means knowing the globe and responding locally – glocal. Churches are the…



Raising mission-minded kids

There are a few lines in Tim McGraw’s song “Humble and Kind” that I really love: “When you get where you’re going / Don’t forget turn back around / And…


Cultivate godly relationships

Relationships: the word stirs an assortment of thoughts and emotions, for relationships are indeed multi-faceted. They can be loving, challenging, rewarding, difficult, fun, painful, unkind, encouraging, healing, temporary, desirable, purposeful, wounding, life…


The importance of asking questions

Tell a toddler that it is time to go to Grandma’s, and you will likely be asked, “Why?” Explain that Grandma is sick and needs some soup, and…