Why Thursday Matters

Yesterday was the Thursday before Easter, and most of the Christian world has some idea what that means. It’s known as Maundy Thursday, from a word originally designating the washing of the feet of the poor on this day, in the spirit of Jesus’ washing the feet of His disciples in John’s Gospel. Christians know it … Continue reading

Requiem for Fred Phelps Sr.

Fred Phelps is dead. Yes, the man who promoted the idea that “God Hates Fags” and made a ritual out of picketing funerals to spread that message has now passed into the great beyond.   This Bob Jones graduate, who turned against his alma mater because it had become “too liberal”, was eventually consumed by … Continue reading

Whereas Christians Need to Stop Watching the Oscars

Yes, yes, we have just finished up a “wonderful” season as we begin the spring. We call it Oscar Season. People glued themselves to the television to fawn over a group of talented, yet completely self-absorbed, people during their night of self-congratulatory splendor. Then, more people spent the following week either loving or criticizing what … Continue reading

Whereas Diversity Is Difficult

I have a confession to make, and it may shock some of you. I am probably a liberal. Oh, I know that this is shocking because I hide it so well, don’t I? I really hate being labeled, but it’s the world in which we live. I say “probably” for a couple of reasons. One … Continue reading

Why I Care What People Think (Well, most of the time…)

Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens another.   Proverbs 27:17 The “dangers” of social media are manifest and obvious to me, brought home every time I post something out of emotion. Even when people agree with me, I think it is always a danger to use social media to express our emotions, and I’ve pretty … Continue reading

Whereas We Get Married so We Can STOP Dating

You pick up a lot of material by reading re-tweets and Facebook posts. If you ever need a reason to go on some kind of a rant, I highly recommend starting with one of these two social media elements. One of the latest to catch my attention was a post by blogger Jarrid Wilson called … Continue reading