Locker Room Trash Talk vs. Illicit Sex

Much is made about revelations about Donald Trump’s boasting of his power to seduce women. But in the debate of October 9, the Donald takes what he advocates as the higher ground. In other words, better to talk a demeaning game than to act on the talk. Or as he put it during the debate, “If […]

Harper Lee, we hardly knew ye …

Though less than a year old, the last blog post on certainly now seems a bit dated. Titled Harper Lee & Mary Magdalene, the post evaluated the “reality and myth embedded in Go Set a Watchman,” the then recently discovered and now published original version of what would be re-written back in the 1950s – morphing […]

Harper Lee & Mary Magdalene

Reality & Myth Embedded in Go Set a Watchman Wittingly or otherwise, the 89 year-old author Harper Lee has set off a firestorm with the release of her first novel – Go Set a Watchman written in the mid-1950s but released 55 years after her second book To Kill a Mockingbird. This new release turns […]

And the Walls Come Tumbling Down …

Greece has defaulted on its debt to capitalist democracy. And the U. S. Supreme Court has now effectively dismantled pivotal underpinnings of western civilization by declaring same sex marriage legal in all 50 states. What does this all mean for those who call themselves Christians in this 21st century removed from the Christ’s sojourn on […]

Reflections on the U.S. Supreme Court & Same Sex Marriage

Maybe it is the torpor of summer – but it is hard to focus and write these words. On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that barred the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages in states where they were legal. And, by declining to decide […]

The Bible & Same Sex Relationships

The U.S. Supreme Court has now heard oral arguments on two cases about same sex marriage. Rulings on both are expected by late June 2013. For Christians and non-Christians, much of the debate swirls around competing perceptions of ethical, moral and religious values with respect to sex and marriage. Despite much talk about the religious […]