I had somebody say to me recently that Christians shouldn't try to pass legislation that limits other people's "rights" to have a relationship with a person of the same sex. This somebody used to be close to me (we were childhood buddies), so it is hard for me to hear this from him. However, I… Continue reading Call to ACTION
The pastor and his wife sit down with the soon-to-be-married couple. This isn't a comfortable topic, but they feel it necessary to press forward and get it over with. "So, have you decided what to do about birth control?" The young couple shifts nervously in their chairs as they exchange embarrassed glances. The young man… Continue reading The Church and Contraceptives: Freedom to Choose to be Foolish?
There's a trend in today's churches, and it's thinking runs along these lines: We need to understand where people are coming from, listen to them, sympathize with them, not tell them our opinion unless they ask for it, be gracious and loving to them, and make sure we have a relationship with them before we… Continue reading What Would Jesus Do: Preach?
My children and I were reading about American Slavery just yesterday. Their history book brought up an interesting point: The Declaration of Independence said that 'all men are created equal.' If Americans truly believed that, then you would think slavery had no place in the United States. The puzzle, then, is how slavery became strong,… Continue reading “Blobs of Tissue” and “Clumps of Cells”: Unveiling God’s Mysterious Handiwork