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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter | Address at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

Mayor Michael Nutter shared some of his thoughts as he thought about the violence that erupted in his city. It was a candid, measured address about what is causing some of the discord within and among the younger generation, those under 25 years of age.

What I appreciated the most about the mayor’s comments is that he said what many have thought. While it is a generalization of current trends in youth culture, there is an honesty to his words that resonates with what many may be thinking. Mayor Nutter said that “sense and non-sense can exist at the same time.”

While I don’t agree with everything he said, I appreciate his desire to address these issues in a straight forward way.

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A New Chapter

Here We Go!

Welcome to my new blog.  I have been posting on my Christian Dojo blog over the last few years.  The idea of the Christian Dojo was to provide “training” in what it means to be a Christian.  I have not given up on that idea totally, but I feel that I am heading in a different direction in my faith journey.  I want to look more closely at what I believe and why I believe it. I want to dig into what it means for me to actually do what I am saying I hold to.  I don’t want to move onto something else until, as much as is possible, what I say and what I do are the same.  I will be investigating what it looks like to be a Christian that has committed everything to God.  I am not interested in having the right words.  I want for my life to be right before God.

The concept of this blog will be the focus of the first few posts. I will provide some history of what God has been doing. The blog will be part study, part theological reflection, part devotional expression and even a few random ramblings that come across my brain.  All-in-all, what I want to do is not take the Bible or my beliefs for granted.  I want to take a look at what I see in the Bible and in my own life and make sure that I have not just incorporated something without processing and integrating it into the whole. This may get messy, but that is what new beginnings are all about.  I hope you can come along for the ride.  Either way, I am going!