Monthly Archives: August 2017

The “Nashville Statement” Fails to Understand God’s Plan for Women and Men

Most people reading the Nashville Statement recently published by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) will notice the repeated uses of the words “homosexual” and “transgender” in its fourteen articles, which might cause the reader to skip past the importance … Continue reading

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Doing Good Can Be So Confusing

I’m Not a Pastor Apparently I confuse people. I don’t mean to, but I do. It becomes apparent mostly on line when someone writes that I should do something in particular, or I should refrain from saying something, or there’s … Continue reading

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My Egalitarian Marriage to a Stay at Home Mom

My wife is a school teacher, and she is extremely talented. Yet when our son was born 27 years ago she left the classroom to stay at home. Our income took a 40% hit and we tightened out belts. Our … Continue reading

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Band Geeks, Bullfrogs, Butterflies and God

[From the archives.] I was a band geek. I hung out with band geeks, marched like a band geek, and yes I looked like a band geek. No, I don’t have pictures. But I did find a great article that … Continue reading

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Turning to a Woman for the Voice of God

“Did you see how upset King Josiah was, Akbor?” “He wasn’t upset, Ahikam. He was scared.” “When my father Shaphan read aloud the book of Moses found by Hilkiah the high priest, I shook as well.” “I think everyone in … Continue reading

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The Gossip and Gospel of Jesus

[From the archives.] *** Celebrity gossip is everywhere – supermarket checkout lines, radio talk shows, television programs devoted to nothing but the latest details of celebrities’ lives. Why do we do it? Is it to satisfy our voyeuristic tendencies, are … Continue reading

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Why Black Student Unions Are Necessary and White Student Unions Aren’t

My high school in the mid-70s had a diverse student body. It was majority white with significant numbers of Hispanic, African-American, Asian and Filipino students, plus a smaller number of Americans from other heritages. The school had a lot of … Continue reading

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Growing Old, Gracefully or Not

If  good memoirs reveal something about the writer, great memoirs reveal something about the reader. By that measure, Jennifer Grant’s When Did Everybody Else Get So Old is a great memoir. The subtitle Indignities, Compromises, and the Unexpected Grace of … Continue reading

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White Privilege Is an Abomination to God

[Updated from the archives.] I have something my wife doesn’t have. No, I’m not talking about a Y chromosome (although it’s true she doesn’t have one). What I have I didn’t ask for, I didn’t earn, and I don’t deserve. … Continue reading

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The Universe and God: which is easier to explain?

[From the archives.] I heard a space scientist on the radio last week. He was saying that in space there is no up or down or left or right. One star appears to be right next to another, he explained, … Continue reading

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