Trump – A Great Leader?

Was Donald Trump a great leader?  Arguably, many Americans prior to the 2020 Presidential Election were feeling pretty good about the economy and prospects for the future under the leadership of Donald J. Trump.During Trump’s leadership, unemployment in 2019, a major concern of many American’s, was reported to be at an all-time low percentage of 3.9%.In 2018, Forbes Magazine reported  that consumer confidence is never been better. However, during Trumps’ presidency,  even the staunches Trump supporters were feeling a dark gloom lurking in the shadows of our leaders great successes.  Never in the history of American, has so much evil come to light as what the world has witnessed over the past 6 yearsUnprecedented Evil and DisastersFor instance, in 2016, the news went viral online: over 1,500 human traffickers and pedophiles were arrested from January 2016 - 2017, in…

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Systemic Racism – A Lesson From The Book of Jonah

Today, many people contend that systemic racism continues to exist in our communities and within our Christian congregations.  Racism can be defined as what makes some people see others with suspicion or to attribute negative characteristics to an entire group of people. This type of evil manifests itself in many peoples’ individual thoughts, and also in the workings of our society itself.   Many people today protest that what they perceive as continuing inequalities in education, housing, employment, wealth, and representation in leadership positions are rooted in what they believe is America’s shameful history of slavery and systemic racism. There is no argument that during the 1950s and 1960s, black Americans fiercely struggled to gain equal rights under the law in the United States.  However, people seeing others with suspicion or attributing negative characteristics to an entire group of…

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