Monthly Archives: February 2015

When Leonard Nimoy Met JRR Tolkien – The Legend of Bilbo Baggins

Leonard Nimoy passed away today and there are articles praising him all over the internet right now. That’s as it should be, because I think he’s one of the most talented people I’ve had the pleasure to watch on screen. I … Continue reading

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Sex Sells, Sex Provides

[From the archives.] *** The mother stood in my courtroom, arguing for custody; the father hadn’t bothered to show up. She had no lawyer but was well dressed, well groomed and well spoken. I’d read through her paperwork and didn’t … Continue reading

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Pastors: Stop Disrespecting Women With Your Chauvinistic Name-Calling

Treat … older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters … . (Paul’s advice to a young pastor, 1 Timothy 5:1-2.) *** Jen Wilkin wrote a post for The Gospel Coalition on how men pastors can better relate to … Continue reading

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The Shame of Shaming

Ever felt like you need to tell someone they should be ashamed of themselves? I have. I’ve felt the urge to call someone out for their shameful behavior, and admit that sometimes I’ve not only felt the urge but followed … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Lent – a movie review

[They’re already working on the script for a sequel to 50 Shades of Grey. I’m not waiting for the next movie to come out. Here’s my review, and I bet it’s spot on for accuracy.] *** 50 Shades of Lent explores the … Continue reading

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How To Never Get Burned Again

I’ve read these two Bible passages more times than I can count – one about God appearing to Moses in the Burning Bush, and the other concerning Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego surviving the fiery furnace. Yet it was only recently I noticed … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Ask the Right Question

[Updated from the archives, this post originally appeared as a guest piece for Aimee Byrd at Housewife Theologian.] *** There’s an old story about the time a pathologist was cross-examined in court: “Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you … Continue reading

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Sex in the Courtroom

[This is the opening to a post I have up at Liz Mallory’s blog today.] The young man – well, legally a man but not for much longer – stood in front of me, separated by the space between the … Continue reading

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January: a Month in Online Dates

[Cara Strickland’s guest post today makes me glad in so many ways. I’m glad for her gifted story-telling, I’m glad she consented to write this up after I practically begged her to expand on her tweets about her January date-life, and … Continue reading

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Chivalry is Dead? It’s About Time

[I’m guest posting at Laura Droege’s blog today about chivalry, the Bible, cats and P.G. Wodehouse. Here’s the first bit.] *** I’ve taken it on the chin more than once when I’ve opined that chivalry is bunk. Some people respond … Continue reading

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