Bible Says Spread The Word. Please. Don’t

My wife and I volunteer at a local food pantry.  While she and a few others spend time there nearly every day, the rest of the work is done by shifts of people who volunteer once every few months. It takes an army of people doing the unglamerous work sorting and lifting to keep that…
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What’s The Rx For Christianity?

Poll numbers keep reflecting the same thing.  The group of people who identify themselves are practicing Christians has stopped growing.  The group who identifies themselves as nonbelievers is the fastest growing section of the faith spectrum.  Why is this? One explanation I read recently is the focus on consumerism.  That is, owning and enjoying things is contrary to the old…
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Want A Traditional Marriage? Skip The Church

There is more news today about a cranky little group of Lutheran churches leaving the ELCA over gay pastors who are not married.  This focus on the chruch’s big, even huge, role in marriage is not part of the long history of human beings.  That is, it is not part of “traditional marriage”. In the millions…
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If Christians Were Not The Majority

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it 100 times, “Those Freethinkers don’t like the Ten Commandments on City Property.  Let’s just have a vote and let the majority decide.” That reasoning, let the majority decide, defies any hint of intellectual detachment.  Since the beginning of  time, religions have risen up, been popular, and then died…
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Gay Kids And Sad Stories

For a few years, I did a volunteer job of reading applications from gay High School seniors for college scholarship money. One of the qualifications for this money was that the kids were “out”.  The “out” requirement had been placed on the scholarships by the donor,  a deceased gay man. In one part of  the application, the kids would…
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