Light out of Darkness

The recent event at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School serves as another example of living in a sin-sick world which is in desperate need of the gospel. This type of an event causes a darkness to envelop our hearts, and doubt and fear to creep into the peripheries of our minds. While these atrocities may have never occurred in previous generations, they have marked the span of my entire life. I clearly remember April 20, 1999, and the horrific images coming from Columbine High School in Colorado. I remember watching with my parents the news reports about the “Trench Coat Mafia” and those two teenage boys, Eric and Dylan. The event at Columbine was not an anomaly, but rather was only the genesis of this frightening “new normal.” Continue reading Light out of Darkness

One Team

This past Sunday night the NFL football season concluded with the playing of the Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. While the game itself may be remembered for its offensive records, everything else that transpired that evening will be lost in the sands of time. The things that will be forgotten for example, will be like the performer of the halftime show, the singer of the National Anthem, the multiple bad decisions made by the winning team’s fans in celebration, and finally the commercials played during the game. This year the price for thirty seconds of advertising continued to climb and multiple companies paid millions of dollars to advertise their products and services. This is an opportunity for these companies to connect with an estimated audience over 100 million viewers.  Continue reading One Team