Marriage Equality and Prohibition

“The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in the United States is closely connected with … Continue reading Marriage Equality and Prohibition

Jesus Blog: Freedom!

More today from my Saturday “Jesus Blog” – a word from Jesus to you… My beloved, did you forget that I came to set you free? Galatians 5:1-26. Free from condemnation. Romans 8:1. Free from fear. John 8:32. Free from slavery. Galatians 4:6-7. Free from corruption. Romans 8:21. Free from the law. Free from others' … Continue reading Jesus Blog: Freedom!

Life is Sweet, Bittersweet

"This one is for the girl who says those voices in her head, never leave her alone. Don't listen to your teacher, you're not crazy, just smarter than the rest of them." At a conference last week, I had the pleasure of meeting the Troubadours of Divine Bliss. Two beautiful, talented women with tender, creative, … Continue reading Life is Sweet, Bittersweet

Gays in the Church? Not Until They Clean up Their Act

Oh, not the gays – the church! You're not going to see many gays in the church until the church cleans up its act. By church, I mean the 'non-affirming' church. The church that doesn't affirm people, but only affirms behavior. Behavior within a certain range is acceptable; other behavior is not. And they get to … Continue reading Gays in the Church? Not Until They Clean up Their Act

Come to the Dark Side – We Have Cookies!

My friend just texted me: "I'm causing quite a stir with my meeting with the pastor!" She just met with him to talk about her gay son, whom she supports 100%. She spent a year afraid her son was going to hell – and because she was loving him unconditionally, she was in danger of … Continue reading Come to the Dark Side – We Have Cookies!

Do You Trust The Church?

The church has a serious image problem. A while back, a pastor we knew proposed to the local fire chief that his neighborhood church team up with the fire department on a particular community event. The fire chief responded: "No... you see, people trust the fire department." Ouch. What image comes to your mind at the word "church"? You may remember it fondly … Continue reading Do You Trust The Church?