HOPESo let’s say you want to describe the feeling of anticipating a future that’s better than the present. You might be giddy or excited or maybe unsure, but most of us know that experience. We call it “hope.” It’s a state of anticipation, and it’s crucial for healthy human existence, and it’s a really important concept in the Bible. In fact, there are many words for “hope” in the ancient languages of the Bible, and they’re all fascinating. Read More
“In the 1930s, we put eleven hundred men into the priesthood in order to destroy the Church from within. The idea was for these men to be ordained, and then climb the ladder of influence and authority as Monsignors and Bishops.” Former Communist Bella Dodd (see more in-depth here)Published September 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The shocking accusation by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò that Pope Francis helped cover up sexual misconduct — an accusation the Pope has so far declined to answer — as well as the litany of sexual abuse cases among clerics, force any Catholic to ask the question: how could this possibly take place in the moral institution that is the Roman Catholic Church Read More
“Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” --Matthew 7:12Joseph Parker | Urban Family Talk This verse from the Word of God is known as the Golden Rule, and if everyone lived by it, Matthew 7:12 would solve a lot of problems in our world -- including racism. Racism – We hear the word every day, all over the place, it seems -- This leader, that politician, this celebrity, that group is racist! In this day and time, “racist” is one of the ultimate tags that is to be avoided like the plague. Read More
By Craig Johnson
Monday marks the 89th anniversary of the birth of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929). It also marks the 120th anniversary of the famous letter, “J’accuse!” It was written by influential French writer, Emile Zola, and published in the French newspaper, L’Aurore, on January 13, 1898.
Zola wrote the open letter to Felix Faure, President of France. “J’accuse” is French for “I accuse”. Zola accused President Faure of antisemitism in the unfair charging and convicting of French Army staff officer Alfed Dreyfus. The charge was espionage, which carried a sentence of life in prison on the infamous South American penal colony, Devil’s Island. Since the letter’s publication, even in English speaking nations, “J’accuse!” has become synonymous with expressing outrage and accusation against the powerful.Read More