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January 30, 2012

Reflection for the Week- January 30th, 2012

Pseudo-gospel babblers in church and culture are taking all too many for a ride to nowhere. Practioners of the real call to good news will want to voice care and concern for those trapped in the fake and dubious, while being aware of the risk of blending into the flow non-sense. If ever there was a time for compassionate confrontation, it is now. There is a desperate need for spiritual wisdom and the force of a hermeneutics of trust and suspicion in knowing how to live the truth in love in the world of increasing hype and spin. Presenting a cutting edge message and an engaging faith will testify to the credibility of this prophetic invitation and to entering a destiny that ends where it all began.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

January 23, 2012

Reflection for the Week- January 23rd, 2012

The real problem for philosophy remains, as it has been throughout time, subjectivity, not objectivity.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

January 16, 2012

Reflection for the Week- January 16th, 2012

A post post-modern malaise permeates the cultural landscape. Political deceit, economic oppression, and social blindness are gaining ground. While the O(other) was of momentary curiosity, the play now goes on and the discourse of a secular kingdom, demeans what it seeks to enthrone. When beauty is exchanged for debauchery and love for possession, it becomes more than difficult to find our way, since the very fabric of what can release us lies deeply buried under the artifacts of self-interest.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

January 09, 2012

Reflection for the Week- January 9th, 2012

Drifting away into arctic waters, our hearts and minds slip into glacial uncharted seas. The cold seems as unbearable, as does the lack of direction. Gasps of warmth dissipate and the compass freezes. To be chilled and lost leaves deep traces of disenchantment, piercing flesh and spirit. In the midst of shivers and aimless floating, a gradual but bold divine touch adds renewed substance and clarity to the mission of love, which offers tenderness and an itinerary for shelter to the salvaged.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

January 02, 2012

Reflection for the Week- January 2nd, 2012

Walking through the shadows of death is a lifelong journey. As we ramble along, there will be struggles to find the way. The promise of God in Christ is light, a piercing and revealing action that illuminates the path, and the gift of the Holy Spirit, who will not lead us in a false or dubious direction: life is our destiny. This two-fold covenant blessing ensures us that we are not left to merely our own devices for developing deeper community with God, self, other, and world, even when foreboding silhouettes shroud our every step.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery