Perhaps there should be less sacred marriages and more secular civil unions. Have you ever asked the question, “Why do people get married in the church?” Ministers are not called when foreigners wish to become United States citizens, parents wish to complete adoptions, or young people wish to enlist in the armed forces. When it comes to … More Heterosexual Civil Unions
As a child, my father passed along the following wisdom, “Son, it is better to keep you mouth shut and let others think you a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” On another occasion, when something less desirable came from my lips, I heard my father say, “Son, you put things in … More Talk is Cheap … Talk is Expensive
The eleventh chapter of Judges contains a strange and somewhat outrageous story. Jephthah makes a vow; if the Lord will grant him victory in war, he will offer as a burnt offering the first thing which greets him when he arrives back home. It is not clear what or who Jephthah expects to come bouncing out of his house … More A Female Version of Jesus?