5 Questions For Those Questioning Their Gender and Sexual Identity

I’m a blogger and pastor (some might label that combo a BLASTOR).  I get to deliver 30 minute speeches from a stage and publish posts from a distance.  You might think me a hypocrite for writing the following, I’m a bigger fan of dialogues than monologues. I have questions about LGBTQIA issues.  Some questions, especially #2, may… More 5 Questions For Those Questioning Their Gender and Sexual Identity

An Open Letter to SMCC

Americans who are also followers of Jesus fall into one of three viewpoints concerning the latest decision on Same Sex Marriage (SSM). Constitutionally opposed to SSM and Biblically opposed to SSM. Constitutionally in favor of SSM but Biblically opposed to SSM. Constitutionally in favor of SSM and Biblically in favor of SSM. I happen to be… More An Open Letter to SMCC

Napoleon May Have Been A Better Evangelist Than Emperor

  The following is a response from Napoleon Bonaparte to Count Montholon on the question, “Can you tell me who Jesus Christ was?”. Source:  Quoted in Henry Parry Liddon, Liddon’s Bamptom Lectures 1866 (London: Rivingtons, 1869), 148. Well, then, I will tell you.  Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne and I myself have founded great empires; but upon what… More Napoleon May Have Been A Better Evangelist Than Emperor

Jesus Said Nice Things, But Did He Really Mean Them?

Jesus may be the most quoted man of all time, edging out Shakespeare and the Beatles.  His words are still hotly contested, fiercely defended and grotesquely twisted (depending of course on who you talk to). Of all the things Jesus said, it’s his words from the cross that are most profound and confounding.  With the nail still wet from… More Jesus Said Nice Things, But Did He Really Mean Them?