In a Christian Context An experience is good which heightens the appreciation of beauty, augments the moral will, enhances the discernment of truth, enlarges the capacity to love and serve one’s fellows, exalts the spiritual ideals, and unifies the supreme human motives of time with the eternal plans of the indwelling spirit, all of […]Read more "God, Atheism and the Problem of Evil – Part I"
My world is in pain There is war, both visible And invisible Murder and torture Ubiquitous indifference Killing for profits Sheep to the slaughter Machinations of power There is no honor in it Let the people go The many, dying for bread Thirst for clean water They are innocent Toiling for […]Read more "Pain and Toil (Haiku Series)"
The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.10.15 There is no Kingdom, there is a Garden It is shameful when the Gospel writers betray the teaching and mission of Jesus, when they allow they allow their own fears, and their own reflections on the tribulations they suffered to warp the Good News that […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 22:1 – 14 ©"
Emergence 2.0 A Novel – In 55 Words a Day Day 281, October 8th, 2017 Chapter One: Oblate They elevated him to the priesthood. It was unprecedented, to rise from the status of a rebel and an outcast, to the most exalted class of being, and once again, he started on […]Read more "Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Six, The Empire; Part Thirty-nine, Priest, Collected Chapters"
It is wrong to deny women and men the freedom to be married. It is wrong and Un-American. It is inhuman, against humanity. There is a continuing struggle over civil liberties and human rights in our culture, and around the world. It is a struggle that divides Americans at every level; in our governments, in […]Read more "On the Freedom to Marry – Collected Parts"
Shifting and moving Light, shaping cells of being Waves alternating People, communing Bound by the weak current, a Valence of vision Questions that shape us Our joyful spaces, the life We create and love Brought to our sorrows The Affirmation of pain Each day, by vision Make each second real We […]Read more "Vision"
As a Christian theologian and historian, I can tell you that the scriptures do not contain very much reference material on homosexuality. There are a few mentions of it, and I grant that the references which are there, do condemn homosexuality. However, it should be noted that the scriptures condemn all sexuality outside of wedlock […]Read more "On the Freedom to Marry – Part XVII"