Check more than your privilege

“The guilty should get their just deserts.” Well, dessert is the best part of the meal, so just desserts sounds pretty good to me. My hand’s up. Guilty! If only. Wouldn’t it be… Continue reading

We’re just not that into him

It was a quickie wedding. The groom had been waiting a long time to make her his bride, but when she finally said ‘Yes’ she insisted on a short, civil ceremony and wanted… Continue reading

The divine elephant in the room

Consider:         How morally righteous would all these tweets seem if they were aimed at a policy regarding pedophilia instead of homosexuality? The substitution makes them quite ludicrous, no? And… Continue reading

Where’s the line? What’s the linchpin?

Let’s take a trip up the canal. It’s not very long, but it’ll take nine months. A child at the moment of birth, but still in the womb, looks exactly like the child… Continue reading

We’re in deep doo-doo

If you had a choice of how America will be judged for all the evil things done and being done here, what would it be? Here are some possibilities: military conquest by a… Continue reading

Why should I pray?

Nothing says, “God is a myth” like the practice of prayer. If God exists, and he’s perfectly good and loving and for whom nothing is impossible, why do we need to persuade him… Continue reading

Please, please, please look…and see

Warning: This post contains a photo of an aborted child. I laid awake in bed last night trying to figure out how to communicate the horror of crushing and tearing little babies to… Continue reading

The worthiness of our worth-ship

I had an epiphany at church last Sunday morning. The fact that it was the Feast of the Epiphany is purely coincidental…I think. My “aha” moment came as we were singing a song… Continue reading

Are you ready?

Are you ready? Are you ready for this new year just begun? Ready to actualize that new attitude…new resolve…new you? Maybe you’re like, I am so ready…bring it on…this is the year. But… Continue reading

For the love of bugs

  I have an objection to Christianity that I’ve never heard any atheist voice. And I think I know why. Here it is: If the Christian God is so great…knows everything about everything… Continue reading

We must believe the bad to experience the good

  “I’ve got good news and bad news.” Oh, the fearful, suspended anticipation such an announcement tends to create in us. Will the good outweigh the bad, or will the bad totally ruin… Continue reading

O tidings of comfort and joy

  If we had a Christmas wish list of the gifts we would like to receive as followers of Christ, it would definitely include freedom from suffering and pain. Wouldn’t that be a… Continue reading

Do we trust the driver or do we bail?

Driving the Ohio turnpike in a winter storm, at night, is…shall we say…adventuresome. Snow completely covering the road and blowing everywhere, drivers having to guess where the lanes are, most but not all… Continue reading

A proposal to maximize gender wholeness

“Is this person male or female?” As I smiled at and conversed with the clerk ringing up my groceries last week, I observed conflicting gender clues…soft facial features, closely-cropped hair, loose unisex clothing,… Continue reading

Not exactly what I wanted

It’s been over a month now that my nephew has been in the hospital after suffering a traumatic brain injury. He’s been unconscious until just recently when he’s begun to show signs of… Continue reading