Being Gay;That Long Black Train

This week’s news includes a story that Don Lemon, a CNN anchor, came out as a gay man.  He explained that he was born gay and does not want to hide his sexual orientation any longer. He is the first TV anchor to come out.   It did not take long for the Christian Right to bring up its favorite…
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Great Denominations And Spreading The Word

There was an article in USA Today a few days ago that, like many others, discussed the shrinking of  great Protestant denominations.   The writer interviewed various officials and academics. The predictions are the future church will be “less creedal”, “more spiritual and less religious”, “less hierarchial” and so on.  There is less interest in rituals like communion. …
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God And Quantum Mechanics

One of our regular contributors to the comments section of this site brought up the topic of quantum mechanics a while back. What is it, and, what does it have to do with God? Quantum is a branch of physics, and now a branch of many of fields in science, which Wikipedia says ,  “…provides a mathematical description of…
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Why The Ten Commandments Must Leave Public Property

I spent last Thursday in a Federal Court room in St. Paul, MN.  It was an exciting experience to hear two attorneys duel over our local display of the Ten Commandments. Many people, both atheists and believers, roll their eyes when they hear about these battles over Ten Commandment displays. “Why don’t these people fight about important things,” they say.…
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What If Your Significant Other Leaves (or Joins) The Faith?

Today I read an on-line column similar to the “Ann Landers” advice column.  A man requested help because he had lost his faith but was afraid to tell his wife, parents, or even one person in their entire circle of friends.   He wondered if he should be honest and say he found church activities so onerous he hated them, or,…
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