Christianity

Stop Babeling.

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Share on Facebook I hate article titles like this. There is no doubt that the Babylonians built Towers. The Tower of Babel story, however, is about God and man. It is not about the Babylonians. The Tower of Babel story explains how a universal God became a tribal God. It explains how the rest of […]

Straight Talk About Life Choices

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Share on Facebook Some straight talk from a friend. I didn’t ID her. Life issues tend to bring out the worst in conservatives from verbal abuse to outright violent threats. Ironic no? When I look at the abortion debate, I think of several things: 1. No woman in the United States has ever been forced […]

So, yelling “murder” makes you feel better?

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Share on Facebook As a man I will never have the incredible life experience of pregnancy.  As a father I have, however, witnessed the joy, fear and pain of those long nine months.  As we wander farther into the political landscape, I ask you to pause and ask yourself if your rhetoric is making it […]

God is love.

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Share on Facebook       And yet, too many use scripture to condemn the poor, the broken or the “other.” Too many use scripture to justify having and refusing to have mercy on the have nots. If we are made in the image of God, then what image of God do you have? God […]

Pope Francis, the Christian Mission and Being Pro-Life

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Share on Facebook Pope Francis has a fully developed pro-life message to the world’s secular leaders. It is a message about improving and securing all our lives,liberty and happiness but especially the world’s poor. Such a refreshing break from the money changers who have for too long invoked the name of Christ to support greed. […]

“If I were the Devil…”

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Share on Facebook If I were the Devil, I would say Blessed are the rich for theirs is the Kingdom of God. Blessed are the well feed for they have worked hard. Blessed are the comforted for they deserve every penny. Blessed are the merciless for might makes right. Blessed are the well dressed for […]

Santorum Embraces Meism

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Share on Facebook Few believe when I say that the very idea of a “public” is under assault by today’s conservatives.  When most people call themselves conservative, I don’t think this nonsense comes to mind.  “Yes the government can help,” Mr. Santorum added. “But the idea that the federal government should be running schools, frankly […]

Revisiting “Who would Jesus Torture?”

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Share on Facebook Once again, the extremists were on display last night. One of the most disgusting moments was when the self proclaimed “Conservative Christian” audience cheered torture. Resuming torture will, however, betray both our history and our values. I wrote the following essay on April 28, 2009. My oldest son will enter the US […]

I pledge to love my enemy as myself

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

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