Tag: racism

Same, Same But Different

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered: ” ‘Love the Lord your… Continue Reading “Same, Same But Different”

I’m An American

Racism can be subtle. It doesn’t have to be men with pointed hoods and robes burning crosses on lawns.  It’s not always found in name-calling and ethnic slurs.  Sometimes racism can be found in the little assumptions we make about other people because of… Continue Reading “I’m An American”

Good Men Do Nothing

What happened in Charlottesville was a tragedy.[1] An act of brutal violence took the life of Heather Heyer, an innocent woman who was in Charlottesville, VA to protest against the hate-filled speech and actions of white nationalist and white supremacist groups in Emancipation Park.… Continue Reading “Good Men Do Nothing”

A Ferris Bueller World – Part 1 of our sermon series The “ism” Factor

Wouldn’t it be great to live in a Ferris Bueller world? Everything always seems to work out for Ferris. No matter what the problem is, it always works out. The movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, is one of my favorites. The ironic thing is… Continue Reading “A Ferris Bueller World – Part 1 of our sermon series The “ism” Factor”

Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet

I am proud to be an American.  I’m a sansei or third generation Japanese-American kid and although I don’t love most Chevrolets, I do love baseball, a good hot dog, and apple pie ala mode (remember that commercial?).  More importantly, I love the fact… Continue Reading “Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Chevrolet”