It is sometimes mind boggling to think of all the things that people both here in the U.S. and throughout the world go through. Some of the experiences of our lives bring incredible joy and many of them bring inexpressible sorrow. We all share the common experiences of birth and death, gain and loss, grief and celebration. No matter where you live there are those things that make perfect sense and those things that make no sense at all. Here in the U.S.A. we experience unprecedented privilege and wealth that much of the world outside of the U.S. cannot even fathom.
BY SENIOR PASTOR FRED R. CRESSMAN Crosslake Evangelical Free Church I am not sure why my wife and I have cable! For me, out of the hundreds of channels to watch, I watch basically three: Fox News, ESPN and HGTV (yes, I like those real estate shows where the spoiled people try to pick a new home). I love to keep track of the news even though it depresses me (of course, so do Minnesota sports right now, too). What often grips me is the magnitude of our cultural problems and the misplaced solutions that we try to bring to those problems as a society.