Entries by Ryan Faison

The Silence of the Good People

“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Throughout history, the destructive forces of oppression and abuse have been stoked by evil intentions, agendas and behavior. Yet, there is another source that can fuel […]

Unwrap The Wonder (The Christmas Blog Post)

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6 During this Christmas season, I’m reminded of the difficulties and hardships many people and families are enduring. […]

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The Value of Empathy

Empathy is a rare commodity, but needed more than ever. Recently, a story has been circulating newsrooms across the country. The family of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, one of four soldiers killed in an ambush in Niger, felt disrespected when President Donald Trump said to the grieving widow that the soldier “knew what he […]

Prayer & Support for the Gulf Coast (Links)

The devastating flooding taking place in Houston, Texas and the surrounding region as a result of Hurricane Harvey has a direct affect on the lives of millions. As an American family and a global society, we can pray for those affected and the brave men and women in their rescue and recovery efforts. We can […]

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Going Deeper

You may hear this often from churchgoers, viewers of Christian TV or those who attend regional Christian conferences: “I need more ‘meat’!” “Now that’s a deep Word!” “So good! So good!” “I NEED MORE MEAT AUDIENCE” Depending on the source, these phrases could have a different meaning. Oftentimes, the “I need more meat” audiences are […]