Still ranking at the top of most lists are resolutions to improve physical health and appearance, only one phase of mankind’s 3-fold nature that is physical, mental and spiritual. Over or under development of any one of the three, without comparable development of the other two, would inevitably result in unhealthy imbalance. Continue reading Making Decisions With a New Attitude…
While we are at it—remembering the real Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—let’s go further. At the time of his death, King was a democratic socialist—a bad thing for much of establishment America. King understood that the term was problematic and tended not to say it publicly, although he pushed the principles of democratic socialism. Continue reading MLK: A Democratic Socialist
A few years ago, I posted something on my Facebook page that offended a friend from church. He responded vehemently. I requested posts on my Facebook page be respectful. He responded that my post didn’t deserve respect. Obviously, we weren’t going to resolve this online. Continue reading Know Justice. Know Peace.
At the beginning of each Gregorian New Year there are many who religiously make New Years’ resolutions to alter or otherwise reform habits that will inevitably affect and improve our lives–and subsequently the lives of others. Although few may actually manage to keep such resolutions throughout the year they at least generate real conscientious effort to make progress previously aborted. Continue reading Keeping New Year’s Resolutions. . .
Two decades after his assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr., was highly regarded. His favorability rating was 76 percent among white Americans. By then, of course, we had the national holiday established in his name, quite a change from 1966, two years before his death, when his favorability rating among white Americans was only 28 percent. We should remember that while he lived and worked, the majority of white America reviled Martin Luther King. Continue reading The Martin Luther King They Love
My first overseas trip in the role of Associate General Minister for Wider Church Ministries was to Venezuela. We were invited by our partners—the Evangelical Pentecostal Union of Venezuela (EPUV), with whom we have engaged in a relationship of solidarity for over 60 years—to visit and witness the impact the embargo was having on the people of Venezuela. Continue reading Strengthening Global Advocacy