The future. That's what humanity is constantly aiming for. This ever elusive moving target that nobody can really define.
What is unfortunate about our modern day society is our inability to understand our ancient past.
Apparently it is quite difficult to actually know one's purpose. In fact, there have been a plethora of books written just on this topic alone because most people struggle with finding an answer to the question.
Pretty much every Christian has heard of the Passover. It's one of the religious stories that's ingrained into every fiber of our being.
While I have many thoughts as to the impetus for the decline of Christianity over the last twenty years, for this article I'm going to stick to one - a concern I call the Half Gospel.
The story is about a demon I battled while growing up in Plattsburgh, NY. If you don't know about Plattsburgh, it is a city that is rife with demonic activity. Something I didn't truly learn until many years later after leaving New York.
Original sin is the idea that human beings all possess a certain degree of depravity which is a direct result of Adam's sin. It's thought of as a disease that's inherited.
Years ago when I used to produce the UpNorth Kingdom podcast I would often talk about "something being in the air". This was during the changing of guard -President Obama ending his term and campaign of "Hope and Change".
It’s an odd thing isn’t it? That we can find praying to God very complicated. But was it ever meant to be, you know… complicated?
It's no secret that the world is broken. And when we think about the human race it’s easy to perceive ourselves as victims.