Many people over the past year have asked me to share more of my story about trip to Sudan to help Meriam Ibrahim. This blog entry captures the essence of that journey.
I am ashamed to say this but there was a time when I hated Muslims. The really sad part is that I was a Southern conservative Bible-believing evangelical/charismatic Christian minister when I hated them the most. God used a little Muslim boy to get me back on the path of following Jesus and loving my neighbors. Even if they happen to be Muslims.
There a many Muslims leaders not only speaking out against ISIS and terrorism but they are also trying to help their Christian neighbors in this country who are going to times of suffering and difficulty. American Muslims are helping African American Christians rebuild their burned down churches. This is so cool. Check out my blog on this story!
When I was young I used to think that I could separate the Confederate flag and my love of Civil War history from the darkness of the slavery issue that actually led to the war. Some of my Southern friends who also wanted to sanitize the Confederate flag and the heritage associated with it would appeal to the South succeeding over states rights. It would become clearer as I grew up that the number one states right the South was fighting for was the right to own slaves. As as young man, I was so naive. Here is a blog with a little bit of my story. I hope you find it helpful.
It is hard to believe that it has been ten years since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon building in Washington D.C. I remember where I was that day, and I am sure you do also. I was in Virginia at my mother-in-law’s house. I got […]
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