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
For decades, I argued that the answer is “yes.” I was proof, after all, because I believed in Jesus of Nazareth but I did not believe in God. Not the One God, the Only God, the Israelite God, the God … Continue reading Can you believe in Jesus but not in God?
Lately I’ve been contemplating the meaning of “generosity.” Real generosity, not the I-shared-a-Kit-Kat-with-my-husband generosity (even though I maintain that I should get some measure of credit. I mean, c’mon.) Somehow I doubt that re-gifting the pearlescent blue unicorn bust from my Secret Santa qualifies, either. The Widow’s Mite, James Tissot (1886-1894) Seriously, is painless generosity true generosity if it costs us nothing? Shouldn’t it hurt at least a little? Require sacrifice? Should it not only be an act of kindness but of faith that we have enough? Maybe. Mark 12: 41 Then he sat down opposite the offering box, and watched the crowd putting … Continue reading Red Skirt Generosity