I’d begun planning a way to kill myself that wouldn’t appear to be a suicide, so as to not destroy my family. There was no acceptable place in society for someone to be grappling with homosexuality in 1989, not inside the church and definitely not outside.
Too many Evangelical leaders got this wrong over the last decade. Now, with BLM linking arms with Hamas, will they finally get it right?
But to use “Christ is King” as a political slogan, especially one with racist and anti-Semitic overtones, is to bring disgrace on that holy and beautiful name.
Most often, what we want to do and follow is always in conflict with what God wants.
As a teen, I was anorexic. Thanksgiving meant people staring at my plate — or so I thought. It meant wondering what, if anything, I could eat. My mind wasn’t healthy, and neither was my body. Yet, there I was sitting at the table.
He said, “Passion is the degree of difficulty one will endure to reach a goal.” It stuck with me all these years! This one point has guided so much about the way I live.
Public shaming and condemnation will never help people working through these feelings.
Instead of being welcomed, John was killed by the islanders. Instead of being anonymous, his name was mocked and ridiculed in news reports, comedy routines and awful memes.
There are a million ways for parents and teachers to partner for student success. But today, I invite you to begin with one vital question.
The state of our nation today reminds me of “The Twilight Zone” reruns that I watched as a young boy. They were always very eerie and unsettling.