The Lion’s Lambs

As the harsh north wind blows the fresh snow and moves it wherever it wills erasing every track, old and new, shall the colder winds of bitterness, anger, frustration, despair, and hopelessness cover over the footsteps of Your every movement in my life, old and new? When the straight limbs of the heavy winds ofContinue reading “The Lion’s Lambs”

Is This God’s Judgment or A Time To Fight?

Artwork: Gustave Doré, Final Judgment Recently, I have come to believe that the difference between a Christian pacifist and an activist is found, at root, in the titled question. Now, this post has emerged from more than one conversation with dear friends as well as my own personal experience. Based on such, I understand theContinue reading “Is This God’s Judgment or A Time To Fight?”

News Real Reel

He who answers before he hears [the facts]— It is folly and shame to him. Proverbs 18:13 Most news should be rebranded as social commentary rather than news. I used to watch the news when it was more news than commentary. I still recognize it on occasion: I try to listen, my mind wanders, andContinue reading “News Real Reel”

Grace To You

Trauma is the abused whipping dog of media. A personal trauma unfolds into a shared trauma which spreads into a campaign, an awareness, a cautionary tale from a mounted platform which is then retold in a thousand and one news clips — repinned, retweeted, reshared — and passed beneath the covers of a thousand ‘fictional’Continue reading “Grace To You”

Virtual Commentary

It’s hard to believe that these words were penned in 1997. They feel fresh and, perhaps, that has much to do with the last two years of the social mantra, We’re in this together. Family, community, and unity are the key words. But be careful. Christians are not the only ones using them. Have youContinue reading “Virtual Commentary”

THE RELIGION OF HYPOCRISY

Don’t get me wrong, it’s always been here – Between my ears – In your heart – Before our eyes… I walked out of the theater the first time I saw The Lord of the Rings because it felt so dark, yet Edgar Allen Poe was my favorite author… I walked out on contemporary ChristianContinue reading “THE RELIGION OF HYPOCRISY”

Faith in God or Man?

[Sermon given by Devin Jump on January 2nd, 2022.] What do the miracles of Jesus, a government program known as “Project Sunshine”, and dinosaurs have in common? Turns out, it may be more faith than science… The main point that I’d like to make today is about where we choose to place our faith, evenContinue reading “Faith in God or Man?”

Talents & Skills

“Mom, what are my talents?” My face must have flashed through sixteen contortions before landing, frozen, back in foundling traumas of insecurity. If I never head the word ‘talents’ again, I wouldn’t be disappointed; I might even sweat less. “Talents?” I asked, trying to bide my time to give answer. “Is it singing?” she asked,Continue reading “Talents & Skills”