Women Frozen In Time

Half our astronauts and one third of our Supreme Court justices are women.  There are many women in Congress and Governorships.  But, there are no women in the priesthood nor pastors in several Protestant denominations including the large Southern Baptist Convention. An Amercian Baptist pastor, Susan Sparks, recalls the story of a little girl in bible school.  The girl told…
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Cave Of Forgotten Dreams

This documentary movie is showing at our local Fargo Theatre.  It is about drawings in a recently discovered French cave.  The drawings are 35,000 years old, more than twice as old as any other known cave drawings. Antropologists say these drawings, and cave drawings in general, seem to be a study of human religious inclinations.  Like the Bible, they are a…
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No Adam And Eve? You’re Fired!

There was a story on the NPR site today about science profs at some evangelical colleges who are having a hard time with the Adam and Eve story.  The problem is DNA. No religious fundamentalist who would advocate halting use of DNA in crime labs.  But, when it is used to develop the “human genome”, that is…
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Republicans Candidates Don’t Pray The Right Way

When Republican Presidential candidates compete, they leave out one Biblical issue.  Candidate Rick Perry, especially, ignores it.  The issue is Matthew 6: 5-6. “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synogogues and on the street corners to be seen by others…but when you pray, go to…
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Muslims Are Not Terrorists

There was an explosion and several deaths. But, it was not about middle east Muslims.  It was an Italian group.  That was in the 1920’s. There have been a regular trickle of international terrorist groups crossing borders and killing a few people for many decades.  Surely it will continue for ever.  But, just how much should we…
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