Fighting Tragedy on 9/11

This Sunday, churches across America will memorialize, mourn and remember the almost 4,000 people who died tragically in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. But as these congregations understan...

The Problem of Pleasure

In my blog and previous book I’ve written about the problems of pain and suffering. They are major stumbling blocks to belief and have caused many earnest souls to question their faith or shed Chris...

Highway to Hell

[Cross-posted at Irritable Reaching] An old boss of mine was fond of saying that he was busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest, a metaphor that was never entirely satisfying to me. For...

Superman’s Blood Lust

While Denny Burk bemoans the fact that by making Batwoman a lesbian, DC is helping to make more culturally acceptable something that the Bible clearly calls “evil,” he forgets to mention t...

Dead Men Don’t Talk (Loud Enough)

The consensus of biblical scholars maintains that belief in a literal life-after-death for individuals developed very late in Judean religion, appearing first most definitely in Daniel 12, a text from...

Help Us Accept Each Other

Help us accept each other as Christ accepted us; teach us as sister, brother, each person to embrace. Be present, Lord, among us, and bring us to believe we are ourselves accepted and meant to love an...