With the coming out this week of the Nashville Statement, my firm belief that we live in a polytheistic society was buttressed. The God that I learned about in the Bible was a God who loved everyone. My mother and my Sunday School teachers drummed it into me that God is love, that God sent… Read More Two Gods, at Least
It has always been puzzling to me how any person could be a Christian and be racist. Actually, my puzzlement has extended as I have watched Christians be not only racist but sexist, homophobic and antagonistic toward the poor. If one considers the Doctrine of Sin, and consider that the most commonly used word for… Read More Racism is a Sin
Clearly, for a large number of Americans, things either have fallen or are falling apart in this nation. Conservatives, bitterly disappointed over the outcome of this week’s presidential election, have resorted to calling for a revolution (Donald Trump) to saying that “America died” (Victoria Jackson), to a musing that America is no longer, “traditional,” the… Read More When Things Fall Apart
Every once in a while, we as humans find ourselves in a mess of our own making. It is easy to cry out to God when one is in a situation caused by someone else, but when you have put yourself in a mess, it feels rather foolhardy to cry out, or even to cry.… Read More When Grace Strikes us
What I have been trying to figure out for the longest is why there is so much hatred directed at gays and lesbians. By now, everyone has seen the absolutely horrid “sermon” of Charles Worley, a North Carolina pastor, who preached that if he had his way, he would put gays and lesbians in fenced… Read More Why the Hatred?