Monthly Archives: April 2016

Fear Not the Weirdful

Thanks to April Fiet, a new word has entered my lexicon and I couldn’t wait to use it in a sentence, like this: Solidarity, fellow weirdful ones, solidarity. ***

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Why I Think God is Pleased with My Gay Relationships

[From the archives.] I have gay relationships. I have lesbian relationships too. I think God is pleased. There seem to be quite a few people in my profession who fall into one of the LGBTQQIA categories – lesbian, gay, bisexual, … Continue reading

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Being Egalitarian and Taking the Bible Seriously

Too often I read criticism that egalitarians don’t take the Bible seriously, or they simply don’t pay attention to it at all. One blogger recently decried the decision of a conservative church to open up the office of elder to … Continue reading

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The Joys of Blogging: Deviled Spam

My blog’s spam filter catches some devilishly  interesting comments. ***  

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Christian Dating Tips – the one to avoid

Here’s my tip: If you’re ever speed dating and run across this guy, run the other way. Read, study, have opinions, talk about ideas, be willing to learn and willing to teach. Explore. Examine. Express your thoughts. Be an interesting person … Continue reading

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Running Like an Inflated Drunkard

[I have the pleasure of guest-posting at my friend* Bronwyn Lea’s place today. Here’s a sample, then click over to read the rest.] Contrary to the impression I might have given with posts on running a 6 mile obstacle course and … Continue reading

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Scripture, Culture and Context – a quote from Keri Wyatt Kent

*** Resources on the blog on the importance of context include: Bible Reading For Our Literalist Friends – reading literarily, not literally, is key to understanding what the original Scripture writers meant. Male Headship: heading in the wrong direction – a case … Continue reading

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The Impotence of Sanctified Testosterone

Teaching by Obfuscation In an article by Jason Allen, the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood decries what they see as a lack of masculinity – “biblical masculinity,” that is – in today’s churches. Many churches are bereft of male leadership, and … Continue reading

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Funny Hunny: a Star Wars story

*** (Darach Conneely came up with the caption and I made the meme for it from a picture I posted on FB.) ***

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Jesus Never Put a Woman Down

I read a lot of blogs written by women, and I’ve been told that showing up and commenting on these blogs encourages the writers. Some of the bloggers, though, give me the impression I’m a bit more encouraging than they’re used to, … Continue reading

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