Seeking God for the Issues of Our Time-
Table of Contents
These articles were written in response to current events in the news. It's easy to react to what is happening around us and take the viewpoint of the loudest voice. But how should we be thinking about things in the light of what God thinks and what His Word says? These articles are arranged by date and with a description of the event that prompted the article.
Free Will or Force? - July 2021- Written in response to so many evangelical Christians aligning themselves with the republican party so as to change the country to accept Christ's standards.
The Dilemma of Voting as Believers -- September 2020 -- A thoughtful look at what we do as believers when our political parties espouse things that go against the Word of God or what we perceive to be God's will.
Christianity Will Have Power- Whose Power? - August 2020 -- Written after President Trump spoke with evangelical Christians in Sioux Center Iowa.
The Truth That Heals - June 2020 -- Written after the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis, by white police officers.
Just Push 'Pause' -- May 2020 -- This article reflects on the new "gift of time" that many of us are having because of the pandemic
Can Anything Good Come From this Pandemic? - March 2020 -- Written during quarantine at the start of the Covid19 Pandemic.
Dying Well - March 2020 - Rev. Ernest O'Neill has a timely message for those who are dying during this pandemic and is especially helpful for all who need the insight to help their patients or loved ones to die well.
All Big Ideas Start With Listening - Dec 2019 -- In a nation divided by partisan incivility this is one quality that we can't do without.
Enforcing Our Holy Will on a Society - One Opinion - August 2019 -- After Alabama and Missouri shut down most abortion clinics.
Great Again - August 2019 - Looking at our current American slogan, "Make America Great Again" and what it should really mean based on "The Greatest Generation" of Americans.
The Hidden Effects of Lies on a Nation - Feb 27, 2019 -- Written after the public testimony of Michael Cohen against President Trump.
Is There Something Rotten in Our Cellar?- Jan 2019 - Written after recent reports of increased suicides and opioid addictions in the USA.
Immigration: Blessing or Curse? - Dec 2018 -- Written at a time when immigrants are seeking asylum in America from oppression in their own countries.
Should We Be Surprised? - Sept 2018 -- Written after scandal uncovered in the Catholic church.
Civility and Change Go Together -Aug 2018 -- An amazing transformation of an American City that was dying a slow death.
What Can We Do? - June 2018 -- Looking at the frustration many of us feel in seeing our nation changing for the worse.
Is The Cosmic Vending Machine Empty? - March 2018 -- Written after the Parkland school shooting in Florida.
Belief Vs Sincerity - May 2017 -- Written to dispel the myth that since all religion is the same it doesn't matter what you believe.
Christmas in the White House - Dec 2017 -- Written after President Trump boasts that he had brought back Christmas to the White House.