Monthly Archives: March 2017

Creationism and Jesus’ Blood – literally a problem

[From the archives.] I have no knock against six day creationists. I don’t ascribe to that doctrine myself but cannot see why I should say that others can’t hold to it as a way to read Genesis 1. I do, … Continue reading

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Jesus, Illumination, and Blindness

Light can illuminate but the brightest can also blind. What do we make, then, of Jesus’ claim to be the light of the world? When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. … Continue reading

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Men and Women: a false gender dichotomy of being rational and emotional

People are emotional beings. Yet when it comes to classifying men and women, it comes across differently, as Erica Limkeman recently observed: Isn’t it telling that being “emotional” is considered a feminine quality and is frowned upon, whereas men are … Continue reading

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Godly Nakedness

[From the archives.] I learned a new word: gymnophobia. It’s not a fear of gyms. It’s not an aversion to working out. It’s not hatred of a six month gym membership when your job got transferred and you still had … Continue reading

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You’re Never Too Old and It’s Never Too Late

I went to a weight lifting competition recently where my wife was coaching a couple of the lifters. It was a small competition but diverse. Some lifters were mere teenagers, some were competing for the first time, and some were … Continue reading

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Affairs Don’t Start with Texts

In this guest post, Sarah Taras and Jon Wymer respond to Relevant Magazine’s article Is It OK for Married People to Text the Opposite Sex. *** Don’t do in private what you wouldn’t do in public. It’s an important message. … Continue reading

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Chief Justice Objects to Federal Immigration Enforcement at California Courthouses

Dear Attorney General Sessions and Secretary Kelly: As Chief Justice of California responsible for the safe and fair delivery of justice in our state, I am deeply concerned about reports from some of our trial courts that immigration agents appear to … Continue reading

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The Color of Your Skin Matters to God

[From the archives.] People of Color People are like crayons… It doesn’t matter what color they are, it’s the picture they make. (Anonymous.) One of our former executives here at the courthouse had a poster on her wall that always made … Continue reading

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Getting over My Lack of Self-Awareness

*** Inscribed on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi was the aphorism Know Thyself. While its origins possibly stretch back to Luxor in Egypt, the saying featured prominently in Greek philosophy. Often used by philosophers as a reminder of one’s … Continue reading

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Indifferently  Indifferent About Indifference

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