In my post yesterday, I suggested that triangulation is not a healthy way to approach disagreements. When politicians disagree, their exchange is public. We all get to witness how they … Continue reading Misunderstanding Disagreement
Why is there so much fear in the world? Recently, Israel banned U.S. Representatives Tlaib and Omar from entering their country. The U.S. President encouraged Israel to ban the entry … Continue reading Israel, Tlaib, Omar, & Triangles
Over the summer, I took an unannounced sabbatical from my blog. At first, I did not create any entries for a day. My normal post days came and went, and … Continue reading Blog Sabbatical Ending
My wife and I were on an international flight. It was not too long, about 6 hours, and like everyone else, we wanted the flight to be uneventful. Mostly, it … Continue reading Irritation or Compassion?
Were you there when Judas betrayed Jesus? Lent is a full season of preparation for Easter. After the demonstrators of Palm Sunday, we find Judas betraying Jesus in Luke 22.3-6. … Continue reading Spy Wednesday
Sometimes a little thing can be big. It can make a big difference. Little changes can out punch their weight class and seem like a big deal. Recently, a coworker … Continue reading Little Changes & Big Changes
In the Christianity, families occupy a special place. Yet, some so-called traditional family values take on a decidedly twentieth-century tone. For instance, monogamy and having few children are inconsistent with … Continue reading Twenty-first-Century Family Theology
What constraints do we put on God? How do our expectations limit what God can do in our lives? When we put ourselves first, instead of making Christ the king … Continue reading God’s Grace Bursts Through
What’s standing in the way between you and feeling fine? In the spiritual life, the end always remains resurrection. Every story concludes with reunion between God and humanity. When things … Continue reading What’s standing in the way between you and feeling fine?
Twitter is an echo chamber. Each one of us can emphasize the ideas we like, and we can hide the ones with which we disagree. We can block people and … Continue reading The Theology of Twitter
What went wrong with the Southern Baptists? In one word, fear. A February 9, 2019, Houston Chronicle article revealed 700 victims of Southern Baptist sexual abuse over 20 years. But, before … Continue reading What went wrong with the Southern Baptists?
Does God Give Us More Than We Can Handle? No. Sometimes life does, and when it does, people need to be God’s hands and feet and we need to help … Continue reading Does God Give Us More Than We Can Handle?