Tag: Ukraine

Ethiopian misery

An angry citizen of the world commented on one post here regarding Ukraine. Unfortunately, I did not approve the post based solely on excessive profanity. Silly really on my end given that his concerns and rage are valid and what authority would I have anyway to label them invalid anyway. His basic argument and attack at my post and anyone supporting Ukraine is that … Read More Ethiopian misery

Putin Menace

Ukrainians, Russians, and any people that value freedom and human life have been warned by Putin today. He is using the language of dictators if the past that have embraced authoritarian rule, war, and genocide. This quote today is chilling: “The Russian people will always be able to distinguish true patriots from scum and traitors and simply spit them out like a fly that … Read More Putin Menace

Is Putin Christian? How are we Christian today?o

By human definition, Putin is Orthodox Christian. He was raised Orthodox Christian by his mother. His father was atheist and also a career with KGB. Putin “joined” the Orthodox Church at age 41 and has used their platform to garner support ever since. I think most of the world sees Putin as Godless. Interestingly a right-wing think-tank below states the same despite the risk … Read More Is Putin Christian? How are we Christian today?o

Your Life is Not About You

I have a sweatshirt with this quote, not so much as to insult everyone else, but as to remind myself of when I am most at peace within my own skin. I am most at peace when I am unconditionally serving others. By service, I do not mean anything grand. Service comes in many shapes and sizes. When I intentionally am looking out for … Read More Your Life is Not About You

War Part 4: Lazarus

The biblical account of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead is a prominent source of teaching regarding faith and hope in Christianity.    Christians believe this miracle happened, as did Jesus rising from the dead (the resurrection).   As the centuries pass, there is a reductionist tendency to focus on Christ’s moral teachings rather than the miracles performed.    From my point of view, there are … Read More War Part 4: Lazarus

War Part Three

They chose not to surrender. The NYT photo below depicts three women armed to resist. The tears in their eyes are real. The guns heavy in their hands. The transport van somehow shadowing impending death. I “feel” glad they chose to fight. This feeling is filled with awe and respect for the people of Ukraine. Perhaps a little vicarious sense of vengeance and justice … Read More War Part Three

War Part 2 – Unconditional Surrender

My Bible, the New Testament, does not provide acceptable answers to the Ukraine Russia War. Oxford bibliographies cite “publications explicitly on war in the New Testament itself are relatively scarce, tend to allegorize or spiritualize the topic, and/or focus on the battle scenes and eschatological warfare of the Book of Revelation.” The reason for this is Jesus Christ and his primary audience in the … Read More War Part 2 – Unconditional Surrender

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