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
The latest decision handed down by the Supreme Court marks an historic victory for the LGBTQ community and the many who empathize with their cause. The multi-colored hues brandished across social media and the soft colors of rainbows on the White House make a bold declaration, “This is more than a victory for some.… More A Just Victory or Just A Victory
This is a festive time of year, but it’s also a season in which some holiday jeer is on display. Along with the Black Friday madness, infinite strings of twinkling lights and the now en-vogue ugly sweaters–what would it be without some season’s greetings from the atheists? This seasonal gem is finding it’s way onto… More Tis the Season of…fairy tales?
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 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?
Christianity Today is reporting that World Vision has reversed it’s decision to hire Christians in same-sex marriages. I applaud their courage as they are about to face another backlash. I fear this one may be far more intense than the first. I was wrong in my doubts about their commitment to Jesus Christ and his… More World Vision Reversed It’s Decision
This week World Vision announced a new hiring policy. They have lifted a ban on hiring gay Christians who are in same-sex marriages. You can read more about the announcement in Christianity Today. World Vision’s decision is applauded by some and appalling to others. Preferences aside, whatever this announcement is, it is certainly not neutral. Any commentary… More WORLD [DI]VISION: why homosexuality is not the issue