Archive for the ‘Op Ed’ Category

The Hammer or the Nail

Posted by John Lindsay on 29th June 2012 in Christian Articles, News, Op Ed

Most people wake up in the morning and have a cup of coffee. If they do not make it themselves they go out and get one, but who takes the time to enjoy it? Who employs even the least amount of expectation by saying to the cashier, “I’ll enjoy a cup of coffee please.” We will make it. We will get it. We will take it, all of which confirms our priority is set on attainment and not enjoyment.

If we do not get our first cup of coffee just the way we like it, it can trigger a chain reaction of unfortunate events which could turn our day, week or life into a turbulent sea. There is nothing wrong with reacting to a situation, however, when we mix being short-fused with stubbornness and pour it into the cup of a stagnant caffeinated routine, what we end up with is a volatile cocktail. Read the rest of this entry »

Driving Relationships

Posted by John Lindsay on 27th January 2012 in Christian Articles, Christian Arts and Entertainment, News, Op Ed

Most people would agree the quality of communication determines the strength of a relationship. Because today’s communication is technologically more advanced than ever before, we take for granted our relationships are as secure as our internet connection. We have an ever increasing number of social networking options to keep us abreast of the topics, issues and players who influence our world. And that is good, right?

The strength of an economy is based on transactions. Transactions are based on relationships. Relationships are based on trust. If this is true, then strong relationships should equate to a strong economy. If our relationships are as solid as we think, why is it now, at the pinnacle of the information age, with more means of staying connected than any generation before, we find ourselves in the midst of an economic crisis? But is the economic crunch affecting our trust or the trust factor affecting the economic condition? Read the rest of this entry »

Why Say Thanks

Posted by John Lindsay on 25th November 2011 in Christian Articles, Op Ed

Not much can be done when two ungodly intellectuals argue over what does not matter. There is an old German proverb which reminds us, “Don’t teach a pig how to sing – It wastes your time and annoys the pig.” If, however, I notice a godly person arguing with an ungodly soul, I sense the godly being coerced into using the same pseudo-intellectual jockeying as their ungodly opponent.

The educated Christian community has long failed to apply the truth of 1 Corinthians 1:27-29 which instructs believers to confound the self-professed wise with foolish things. So, before we get sucked into another futile debate with another non-believer, why not consider using the following foolishness as a defense and ask, “Why do you say please and thank you?” They will either not know or they will scramble for an incorrect response which will force them to consider, if they can be so uncertain about something so simple, how can they be so certain about things more complex? Read the rest of this entry »