My husband and I have a library. Actually, it’s a spare bedroom with no bed. It’s really an unattractive room, except for the hodgepodgery of books, which we find extremely attractive. There is no “décor” to speak of, unless you … Continue reading Yearning for one-footed Christianity
It’s not a secret in my circle that I am a prodigal daughter. I bolted from the religion of my youth over 30 years ago and rejected any idea of a little g god or Big G God. It was mostly intellectual anger … Continue reading Which version of Christianity is Christian?
It’s May 2019. Another school shooting in the USA. The 15th this year. One dead child, eight injured. Oh, by the way, the dead child was shot five times because he rushed the shooter in order to protect his classmates. … Continue reading Unfollowing Jesus on social media
Oh dear Lord! There it is again: the meme spreading the false equivalence of the Old Testament’s Nehemiah, rebuilder of Jerusalem, to Donald J. Trump, accidental president of the United States. As if it hasn’t been enough to hear far … Continue reading No. Trump is not the second coming of Nehemiah!
I started my day by reading an engaging article in the National Catholic Reporter, “Fixing everything: First, let God be God,” by Sister Joan Chittister. Now this is the first time I’ve read anything in the National Catholic Reporter so I find it … Continue reading God’s Kingdom is not a populist movement
There’s a Bible verse that some self-identified Christians love to recite when the mood is right: “The truth will set you free!” These folks draw the … Continue reading When the truth doesn’t set us free
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:4–5