Posts Tagged ‘children’

By Matt Horan

Let’s be really honest for a moment.  We all know that this Saturday is the ninth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, which resulted in war in Afghanistan and Iraq, which resulted in bombings in Spain and Britain, and so on.  Estimates put the total resulting loss of life from the events of that date at over 100,000 people from dozens of nations.  There have been economic, social, and spiritual repercussions for the entire world.  No nation has been spared.

But it has been good TV.

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By Matt Horan

My first date with my wife did not go entirely according to plan.  We were in college, and I’d invited her over to my fraternity house to cook her dinner on this new deck we’d just finished building.  So I spent all afternoon cleaning my gross fraternity house, and have the place all ready to impress a girl.  Susan shows up, walks out onto the deck, and it started pouring. (more…)

By Matt Horan

The Council of Nicaea in 325AD was one of the most important church meetings ever.  A man named Arius had gained many followers by teaching that Jesus was a mere man, no more divine than anyone else.  A great council was called to answer the question: “Who was Jesus?”

After Arius spoke, one little-known bishop, listed as attender #151 in the roll of the council, from the poor town of Myra in present day Turkey, was so insulted by his presentation about Jesus that he walked across the room and slapped Arius right across the face.  He was immediately jailed for the outburst—stripped of the robes of his office and all of his possessions and locked in a cell. (more…)

By Matt Horaninvisible-children2

I’ve always been inspired by the people who have life changing experiences that bond them to a cause, and that propel them to make a difference.  However, I’ve not really had this experience so far.
But there is a horrying injustice happening right now (more…)