Lord of the Little Things

Sharon Current Events, Discipleship, Worldview 1 Comment

This past week, America lost one of the most prolific authors of the past century: Norman Mailer. Mailer was a novelist, playwright, screenwriter and film director. He wrote over thirty books during the course of his lifetime, two of which won Pulitzer Prizes. I could go on and on about this man’s accomplishments and the impact he’s had on American …

To Sue or Not to Sue?

Sharon Current Events, Theology, Worldview 0 Comments

Lately I’ve noticed an interesting pattern in the news. Again and again, at the tail end of any news report in which a person suffers any kind of loss, we are informed that the victim is suing for damages. I almost expect to hear these words because I hear them so often. And that is how rampant the practice of …

Stepping Outside the World of Me

Sharon Current Events, Worldview 3 Comments

In women’s ministry there is a great temptation to which many ministers, including myself, fall prey. Because so many women need healing and freedom from bondage, ministers spend a lot of time empowering women with the truth of their salvation. And there is a danger here. When a person spends all their time focusing on the problems of the self–self-image, …

On Michael Vick and Dog Parks

Sharon Current Events, Worldview 0 Comments

Along with the rest of our country, this whole fiasco with Michael Vick has given me a lot of food for thought. As happy as I am that he’s being prosecuted for a heinous crime, it’s very strange that the legal system handles him more swiftly, and the public reacts to him more passionately, than to a person who hurts …

Shedding Light on Predestination

Sharon Theology, Worldview 1 Comment

Right now I am reading a book called “Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God” by J.I. Packer. So far it’s a great read and I recommend it. Packer begins the book by explaining the tension between God’s sovereignty and our personal responsibility. These two seemingly irreconcilable concepts compose what Packer labels as an antinomy: “A contradiction between conclusions that seem …

Wrongful Birth?

Sharon Current Events, Philosophy, Pro-life, Worldview 1 Comment

This past week a couple in Florida was awarded $21 million from a jury citing the “wrongful birth” of their child. Apparently the couple’s first child had suffered from severe birth defects, but because the doctor had misdiagnosed the defects, not realizing they were genetic, the couple had a second child with the exact same problem. The couple then claimed …

Living in Terror

Sharon Current Events, Worldview 0 Comments

Right now I am reading the prequel to Dan Brown’s novel “The DaVinci Code.” It’s called “Angels and Demons,” and it’s about a sect called the Illuminati that is composed of scientists devoted to the downfall of the Catholic Church. The way in which the Illuminati goes about its attack on the Vatican is through a form of terrorism, so …

Transgender–What Are We to Make of It?

Sharon Current Events, Worldview 1 Comment

Yesterday I happened upon a story about a seven year old who is reportedly transgendered. This child was born as the sixth son in a family of all boys, but from an early age the parents noticed a difference between him and the rest of their sons. As early as three and four years old, their son consistently sought to …

Against Darwinism

Sharon Philosophy, Worldview 2 Comments

As I write this, I am sitting in my uncle’s house in Atlanta, and in the room next to me are about a dozen 10 year olds who are hopefully about to fall asleep. This weekend is my cousin’s birthday, and I make an effort to come down and celebrate with her each year, so this time I got slapped …

A Fresh Perspective

Sharon Discipleship, Worldview 2 Comments

Well I’m back from Aussieland and I must say that I’m not too happy about it. The trip was INCREDIBLE and I am extremely tempted to pack up my things and move out there. Love the people, love the land, love it all. It was amazing! And you know, I think what made this vacation so good was that it …