Some of my writings have been picked up by a much larger site. Here's a link to one that might interest some of my readers: What Can We Learn From Ben Sasse, Bill Maher, And The N-Word?
Having grown up in a working-class black family, I'd attended public schools until 9th grade, but I was awarded an academic scholarship to a private school for 9th-12th grade. Some of my friends from the public schools warned me that I shouldn't go there. Words like "snobs" were often used to describe my potential future... Continue Reading →
I believe that the Bible is the Word of God, the final authority on all matters of faith and practice. I believe that the substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ is the only sufficient payment for Sin. I believe that followers of Christ are under a Great Commission to go into all the world and preach the... Continue Reading →
If you are concerned about the recent Executive Order and how you can advocate for Refugees, I thought I'd share a couple of resources, both local and national. For 15 years, my wife worked for Bethany Christian Services. They've posted a number of eye-opening resources and ways to help both on their web site and... Continue Reading →
I'm having a hard time interpreting President-Elect Trump's response and that of those supporting his statement any way other than "minorities, we are not interested in your grievances or concerns. Just shut up and entertain us."
I am by no means a Donald Trump supporter. Count me among those who have serious concerns about his upcoming Presidency. However, I'm strongly of the opinion that the Change.Org petition to the Electors importing them to ignore their states' votes and cast them for Hillary Clinton is at best a waste of time, and at... Continue Reading →
As ugly and divisive as this Presidential campaign was, as contentious as it became, as harsh as many of the words were, and as unpopular as the top two candidates were, it's worth noting that President-Elect Donald Trump, Secretary Hillary Clinton, and President Barack Obama were exemplary in the addresses that they offered in the... Continue Reading →
As someone who has long held deep reservations about both candidates, I am neither rejoicing nor mourning today. Things like contested conventions, one or both candidates dropping out, or a third-party candidate having a shot have long seemed like pipe dreams. As a result, several months ago I accepted the inevitability that on Wednesday, November... Continue Reading →
Yesterday evening, #ImVotingBecause was trending on Twitter, and I decided to participate as such: #ImVotingBecause my Daddy fought 4 freedom in WW2 & Korea but came home to "get 2 the back of the bus where u belong, nigger!" #Election2016 — Ben Lewis (@benelou) November 7, 2016 I received a number of kind responses, but in reading... Continue Reading →