Tag Archive: salvation

What’s your Risk Ratio?

A young man from our community was killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday…one day shy of 20 years old and his whole life, presumably, ahead of him. Presumably. In a world that is,… Continue reading

The man who would be toast

What do you suppose is the most important question you will ever have to answer: Will you marry me? Do you know why I pulled you over? Do I feel lucky? Certainly the… Continue reading

The scandalous cross

It’s like wearing a tiny electric chair on a chain. That’s how a pastor at our church once described the offense of the cross of Jesus Christ. He was talking about how something… Continue reading

Is there such a thing as original sin?

I can think of little else more horrifyingly unjust than to send an innocent child, a newborn even, to an everlasting, godless existence in hell. A babe just out of the womb, or… Continue reading

Dyn-o-mite!

As a catch phrase for a 70s sitcom character, “Dyn-o-mite!” meant something akin to “Cool,” but with a little more oomph. Those of you who are old enough to remember (unlike me, who… Continue reading

Atheism can do better

Is it “intellectually lazy” to believe in God? Is religious faith in essence a “cop-out”, a means to avoid the hard work of investigation? That’s the claim of atheist and theoretical physicist Lawrence… Continue reading

Would Jesus have changed water to wine for a same-sex wedding?

Some will be surprised to know that as I begin this blog post, I cannot definitively say ‘No’ to my title question. But neither can I say ‘Yes.’ Perhaps by the time I’m… Continue reading

The love we need

Another parable. Same ‘he’…different ‘she.’ Sort of. She was poor and downtrodden. With little to call her own and even less hope for a better future, she felt virtually enslaved by her helplessness.… 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

I’m talking to you. Yes, you.

No one will ever accuse me of being too upbeat. Though I would identify as more optimistic than pessimistic, and I do have a sense of humor, I’m more the serious type and… Continue reading

Faith, facts, and Katy Perry

I like Katy Perry. Though my first impression was negative when I first heard of her through her hit song “I Kissed a Girl,” I have since come to see her as a… Continue reading

The best gift

Christmas Day is fast upon us, and I pray you have a truly joyous one with your family and loved ones. My siblings and I gather with our families for an evening celebration… Continue reading

Proper posture at Christmas

I’ve been busy lately, as probably most of you have, with preparations for Christmas – the decorating, the baking, the madness that is shopping in December. And, as happens every year, largely neglecting… Continue reading

Who needs him?

Every morning I wake before the crack of dawn, make my husband’s lunch, pour a cup of coffee, and sit in front of my laptop to find out what’s new in the world… Continue reading

What are we to make of this Jesus fellow?

It is a question with an ancient history that continues to have contemporary significance. What we believe about this individual whose life made an incalculable impact on the world, in a very real… Continue reading