(Originally posted October 2016) Last week, Israel’s last living “Founding Father,” Shimon Peres, died. His death reintroduces into our American newscycle the very recent history of the nation of Israel and current realities facing the Jewish people in the Middle East. As believers and students of the Bible, we should be educated on what is […]
An opinion piece appeared yesterday in the Washington Post that deserves our attention. It is penned by David von Drehle: a columnist for The Washington Post, where he writes about national affairs and politics. So he’s out of his lane here, opining about the recent action of more than 100 Roman Catholic churches in Germany […]
“We hold these truths to be self–evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…” That statement, that claim, that declaration depends on a number of shared presuppositions. Let’s start at the end and work our way back. certain unalienable rights – this is where many […]
When Brandon Mitchell, who served on the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial gave his first television interview he said “you’re literally, throughout the trial, watching somebody die on a daily basis.” He noted it was stressful to watch the video of former Minneapolis officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for more than […]
The jury has rendered its verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. He was found guilty on all counts. How do we respond and process and proceed from such an experience? Three observations: We value the rule of law and the order it brings to us as Americans. And in America, no one is above […]
Years ago I was teaching alongside Connie in a VBS class of kids who were just learning to color and draw. The lesson had been on a verse in James 4 about sowing peace. As we passed around the crayons with the encouraging “you get what you get and you don’t get upset” line, everyone […]
Carmen LaBerge is a writer, speaker, and Christian talk-radio host. Since seminary, Carmen has served in congregational, national renewal, and media ministries all with the goal of equipping Christians for faithful witness in the real world. She seeks to mobilize Christians to get off the sidelines and into the cultural conversations of the day in ways that honor Jesus.
Carmen is a graduate of the University of Florida with an M.Div. from Princeton. She lives near Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and family.
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