Seriously, Y’all?

Okay, the dialogue about the Syrian refugee crisis has gotten way out of hand. Is a country that was founded by immigrants, some of whom were fleeing sectarian violence and persecution, seriously debating whether or not to accept people fleeing from sectarian violence and persecution? I would think that this is a no-brainer, but obviously not. […]

Pope Francis and The GOP: Where Is The Love?

Unless you live under a rock, you know the Pope is visiting the U. S. this week. What you might not have known is that Frankie is a “progressive”. At least, that’s what the media (and the Republican party) keeps telling us. Only in the America of the 21st century could a man who’s pro-life, […]

What Is Salvation?

Recently, a friend posted the following status on Facebook: “I’m glad not being an asshole is not a prerequisite of salvation.” I responded “Hmm, looks like we define “salvation” differently. Not to mention, “asshole” and went about my business, which included a morning at Love Wins and a trip to the store to replenish someone’s […]

FYI (if you’re a teenage boy…, or a young man)

Fellows, There’s an open letter on the internet about the pictures young ladies are posting on social media. It seems that some parents are upset that there are pictures of girls in various stages of undress because they’re afraid you’ll see them and be tempted into sexual sin. As a father of two daughters, I have […]

Hopelessly Straight?

When I changed the direction of But Not Yet, I said to myself “Self, you probably shouldn’t write about LGBT issues until you’ve built a little capitol with your new audience”. But, I thought about it and decided that if I didn’t write about these things, I wouldn’t be true to myself. And, if I’m […]

Other Gods

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3you shall have no other gods before* me. 4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, […]