Why Christians Shouldn’t Support Roy Moore

I'm sorry to post about something so local, but some of you outside of Alabama might find this interesting anyway. Because Jeff Sessions was one of our Senators prior to being appointed to US Attorney General, our state is in the process of holding a special election to replace him. The Democratic nominee, Doug Jones,… Continue reading Why Christians Shouldn’t Support Roy Moore

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Public Office and Political Activism Just Don’t Mix

As I've mentioned before, my home state of Alabama has recently been wrangling over the subject of gay marriage. A federal judge in the city of Mobile ruled that Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, which made us the 37th state legalizing it. Even though the state was dragged into this position, I couldn't… Continue reading Public Office and Political Activism Just Don’t Mix

How It Happened: My Deconversion Part 1

Lately I've been reading The Bittersweet End, and I've been quite engrossed in the way his story is unfolding. He began the blog as a place to gather his thoughts about a few doubts he was dealing with. Over the last year, he has moved further and further away from belief, until he now pretty… Continue reading How It Happened: My Deconversion Part 1

God or Mammon?

I love the Diane Rehm Show on NPR. Every Friday, she does a "news roundup" with a panel of journalists; the first hour is about the week's domestic news, and the second hour is about the week's international news. Always an informative show. In the domestic hour of her Feb 3rd show, a caller made… Continue reading God or Mammon?

Great Article on Sex Education

The New York Times posted a really interesting article on 11/16 about the way sexuality is taught in schools (Teaching Good Sex, by Laurie Abraham). Primarily, the article dealt with the way the subject is handled by a private school in Philadelphia. This particular program doesn't shy away from the tough questions that can accompany… Continue reading Great Article on Sex Education

Why Gay Marriage Is Not a Civil Rights Issue

EDIT: I just wanted to say that I no longer agree with this article -- I've changed my mind about a number of things since then. However, I've so far decided to leave up my old posts as a record of the evolution in my thought processes over the years. _______________________________________________________________________ I've posted on the… Continue reading Why Gay Marriage Is Not a Civil Rights Issue

God and Global Warming

I’ve found it interesting in recent years that the Global Warming debate has been so controversial, especially among those who consider themselves to be Christians. I know their general point is that God will destroy the world, not man. Tangential to that is the argument that what we are witnessing is really just part of… Continue reading God and Global Warming

Persecution

Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. - 1 Tim 3:12 Recently, we were discussing this passage in a bible class, and it caused me to think more deeply about it than I really have before. I'm blessed to live in America, where people have been free to… Continue reading Persecution