I am politically left of center. On some issues, such as LGBT rights, I'm certainly liberal. On others, such as economic issues, I'm less convicted, but I still lean left on most things. Our current polarized society feels like it's divided into two tribes: The Liberals and The Conservatives. Or call them whatever you like...Progressives … Continue reading Listening to the “Other Side”
We've all heard a lot about "Cancel Culture" lately, how Fox News and other right-wing media sources have decried the recent changes to such properties as Dr. Seuss and Mr. Potato Head. I was trying to leave it alone, trying to ignore it all, letting it just play out and eventually run out of fuel. … Continue reading A Parable about the Fight over “Cancel Culture”
This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning. I left the lectionary behind today, and used this gospel text: Matthew 6:25-33. Jesus tells us not to worry. Don’t worry about what you will eat, what you will drink, what you will wear. Consider the lilies of the field. The birds of … Continue reading Red Prayer, Blue Prayer
So tonight we had our first session of the Bible Study I'm leading on the book of Revelation. And I feel horrible afterward. Why do I always have to be this way? We had a few visitors from other churches, and instead of welcoming them, I think I just simply turned them off. I found … Continue reading Bible Study or just Arrogance?
I've been reading through the gospel of Mark, chapter 7, and I came upon this passage (verses 6-8): He said to them, “Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching human precepts … Continue reading On Teaching Human Precepts as Doctrine