Are you living in an echo chamber? I am afraid our social media feeds tend to create an echo chamber in people’s lives that they may not be aware of. As with similar posts in the past, let me first attempt to define an echo chamber. According to Wikipedia, it is a metaphorical description of… Continue reading Echo Chamber
And. Such a short word, of but three letters. One of the most used words in the English language. Depending on how it is measured, it is the third most used word. It is a word of association, linking similar subjects. According to Webster’s , two definitions of “and” are: —used as a function word… Continue reading And
Do you hate America? Hate is a very strong word. I propose that unless I hate America, I have no place in the Kingdom of God. That is a jaw-dropping statement, but it is actually quite biblical (stick with me for a minute). Sometimes, the word hate is used when describing the actions or feelings… Continue reading Do You Hate America?
Before the shepherds were scared by the appearance of the angel, before the star guided the Magi to the lowly stable, even before Jesus Christ was born, it was prophesied in Isaiah 9:6 that the Christ was to be the Prince of Peace. Some 700 years before Christ’s appearance, as the scripture says, “For to… Continue reading The Prince of Peace and Not The Prince of War
If you can remember back to when you were little, were you ever scared of the dark or afraid there was a monster under your bed? Maybe you still have those fears. For little kids, it is more about the fear of the unknown than an actual monster or darkness. In the dark of a… Continue reading The Fear of Them
The Separation of Church and State The separation of church and state is a phrase that predates the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The phrase is a philosophical concept often attributed to Thomas Jefferson. The words themselves were actually a “wall of separation between church and state” in a letter from Jefferson to the… Continue reading The Separation of Church and State
The Fireside Chat sculpture by George Segal at the FDR Memorial Welcome! Introducing Fireside Chats! First, let me introduce myself. Just to give you an idea of who is writing this blog, and the owner of this website, I am Jacob White. I am a Christian, a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a… Continue reading Introducing Fireside Chats