Um, Really?

Unless you live under a rock, you know the Boy Scouts of America recently allowed gay kids to be in their club. Or, as Jesse Berney said in The Guardian, “There have always been gay children in the Boy Scouts. What changed yesterday is that they won’t kick you out if you tell people you’re […]

All is Forgiven

Recently, I read the story of a young woman coming to terms with her past who had gotten a tattoo that said in calligraphy “Lord, forgive me”. The person telling the story said “…but God’s forgiveness is easy. She had that the moment she asked.” And, that’s true, because God forgives us for our sins, […]

Not What I Wanted; About What I Expected

For the record, I do not condone the shooting at the Family Research Council’s Washington offices. I pray for the swift recovery of security guard Leo Johnson and anyone affected by this terrible act. I also pray for Floyd Corkins, the shooter, that he may see that  violence isn’t the way. I had hoped that […]

Something Substantive About God

A couple of days ago, Tony Jones challenged progressive theo-bloggers (his word, not mine) to write about God. His reasoning: progressives have problems talking about God. Now, my name wasn’t included in the august company he specifically named off, like Fred Clark (Slacktivist), Rachel Held Evans (Evolving in Monkey Town), but he did say “all of you I haven’t […]

Apologies and Americans

Americans are loathe  to apologize for anything, even though there is a lot we need to apologize for. I suppose it’s because we view apologies as a sign of weakness. And, of course, all human beings hate to admit they’ve done anything wrong. Remember all the non-apology apologies you’ve heard over the years? Things like “I’m so sorry […]

But, I Don’t Want To Do It!

A lot of times, when I write about stuff that’s been all over the news, I’ll start by saying something like “Unless you live under a rock, you know…,” followed by whatever tidbit of news I’m wound up about. I would start that way this time, but, I just found out my oldest daughter evidently lives […]

A Few Christian Truths

Christians like to talk about truth.  Well, that’s not really accurate, is it?  What Christians really like to do is claim they are in possession of the ultimate truth.  It seems to me, though, that many times that “truth” is narrow-minded, exclusive and just plain mean-spirited.  The other day, I saw a photo on Facebook listing 25 […]