The Width and Depth of Scripture

Recently, I was humbled by the story of Jesus calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee. I was humbled for the following reason:  I've read the Bible through, cover to cover, many times.  In various translations.  Additionally, I've "camped out" in particular books and/or passages for months at a time.  Finally, I've carefully studied … Continue reading The Width and Depth of Scripture

Sexual Abuse & the Southern Baptist Convention

Evil is never so evil as when done in the name of religion. It's "a reality far more evil and systemic than I imagined it could be...a true horror." - Russell Moore You can read about it in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, or Yahoo! News.  It's everywhere for the … Continue reading Sexual Abuse & the Southern Baptist Convention

When You Mix Church and Politics

When you mix church and politics - you get politics. **Please don’t misunderstand - standing fearlessly as a church, and as an individual, for biblical morality is not politics.  Jesus never shrank from the truth.  And neither should his followers. What I'm writing about here is when a church tethers itself to a candidate and/or … Continue reading When You Mix Church and Politics

When you’re accused of being (fill in the blank)-phobic

Have you been accused of being transphobic, homophobic, xenophic, ad nauseum? Don't allow someone to bully you simply because you don't hold to the same opinion they do.  I continue to watch the "tolerant" be the most intolerant, bigoted, and hateful.  To them, free speech is only free when it's their opinion coming out of … Continue reading When you’re accused of being (fill in the blank)-phobic