Stories tagged: Steve Massey
Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
Today’s increasingly lax abortion laws send a chill into the hearts of those who see in utero children as God’s own – actual, real people made in God’s image, lives …
Sat., July 7, 2018
They are poor, repressed and increasingly the target of political and social antagonism. Yet Christians there remain hopeful, kind and joyful. Barely a hint of pessimism, anger or self-pity soils …
Sat., March 10, 2018
“Be still!” All these years later, I still can hear my grandmother’s urgent plea: “Stevie, be still!”
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018
Please, let’s hold our applause. For Oprah, I mean.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
Faith and Values: Path to unity can be found in scripture, ‘If it is possible … live peaceably with all men.’
Media – social media in particular – have made it all too easy for us to substitute quick, cutting criticism in social discourse when tempered, thoughtful responses to divergent views …
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017
The piece was bad. Not because I don’t agree with the opinion, not because of some political stance, but because it does harm to the youth it ostensibly supports.
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Basic to human nature is our tendency to compare ourselves with others. We know better intellectually. But, in practice, many of us get caught in the comparison trap and can’t …
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
You know, a lot of us live our entire lives this way, lugging around the heavy baggage of guilt, bitterness and worry. We end up weighed down, envying – or …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017
Thoughtful Christians set their minds on what is right, true, lovely and worthy of thanks to God. Grateful words flow from that mindset.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 6 a.m.
The lights and trees, the eggnog and shopping, they’re among the wonderfully wrapped boxes of Christmas, but not the real gift. How easy it is to get it all backward. …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 4 p.m.
The answer to the day’s salient question – what’s wrong with this world? – is this: This world’s people are alienated from the God who created it. And any attempt …
Fri., June 10, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
The death of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo taught us about human nature – and the lessons are far from flattering.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 1:28 p.m.
Would you willingly allow thieves into your home to rob you of what you treasure? Before you shrug off the rhetorical question, consider this: Many of us right now are …
Fri., March 11, 2016, 3:18 p.m.
It’s surprising, and disappointing to Pastor Steve Massey, that so many evangelical Christians and Christian pastors are endorsing Donald Trump, whose claims to be a Christian are contradicted daily by …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
But it’s a terrible distortion of true love that many of us struggle to shed as we get older. Love, so often, is conditioned on what others do, or don’t …
Sat., Jan. 9, 2016
There is not only a bandage for people pleasers, but a cure. It is to find our security and worth not in others, or even ourselves, but in Jesus Christ.
Sat., Oct. 10, 2015
Faith and Values column: A return to God could be the best way to stem tide of mass shootings.
Sat., Sept. 12, 2015
Seasons change. So do people and politics.
Sat., July 11, 2015
Disgust. Anger. Despair. Two weeks later, I still see it on their faces, hear it in their voices.
Sat., June 13, 2015
“Jurassic World” and our world have far too much in common these days. As the film is released this weekend, millions of us will pay millions more to see man …
Sat., May 9, 2015
Where is God in all of this? When an earthquake kills thousands in Nepal; when Christians are martyred in Syria; when a brave public servant is gunned down in Coeur …
Sat., March 14, 2015
There’s a wrong way to be right. Few people show this more clearly, or frequently, than Idaho’s far right, what with its insistence on legislating morality, a la yesteryear’s Moral …
Sat., Jan. 10, 2015
For the past several months I’ve been rediscovering treasured possessions, precious things I had squirreled away and forgotten. It’s the kind of thing that happens to most of us when …
Sat., Dec. 13, 2014
‘Are we there yet?” Kids have been asking that question since the birth of wheeled vehicles: “Are we there yet?”
Sat., Nov. 8, 2014
They tend to go together. Not like friends, really. More like sparring partners.
Sat., Sept. 13, 2014
What is God like? Is God mostly condemning, judgmental and stand-offish?
Sat., Aug. 16, 2014
Should pastors preach politics? A report circulating among evangelical Christian pastors this month says the answer is yes, laments that most pastors do not, and insists they are cowards for …
Sat., July 12, 2014
The New York Times doesn’t recommend it. It’s not on Oprah’s summer reading list. Nor does it make the cut for suggested summer reading at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or …
Sat., June 14, 2014
June, more than any other month, is a season of transitions. Perhaps, like me, you’ve already been blessed this month to see singles turn into married couples, high schoolers into …
Sat., May 17, 2014
It’s been two months since I climbed the cold, narrow stone steps of Ireland’s Blarney Castle. And the jury still is out on the veracity of Blarney’s legend, which promises …