It is a misfortune to be born a woman: no rights in life, no rights to breathe freely, no rights to feel that you exist, only because nature made the "mistake" to create a woman.
I sit at my desk again now to answer the question, "Why would I pursue ordination after all the pain my Church has put me and my family through?"
When I packed up my Buick and headed off from Long Island to a small Christian college in rural Arkansas, it never dawned on me that one day I'd be performing comedy dressed in women's clothes while sharing the name of the world's greatest harlot.
In 1782 an act of Congress determined that the latin phrase "e pluribus unum" would become the motto of a fledgling nation.
"Who in their right mind would want to be a minister?" It's a question I hear a lot nowadays, especially with news reports about how many in ministry experience low pay, high burnout and potential unemployment.
The scenes of children crossing our borders and arriving to this country have touched me no less than the scene I experienced on the sonogram. Now we are a nation sitting next to a metaphorical sonogram machine and staring at the screen. The concerns that I had are no different from the concerns that many in this country have.
Conditions are rife for a global revolution, with channels to drive one ever strengthening. All that's missing is a charismatic leader to pull the strings. History imparts that person will arrive. Pray for goodness because it could be evil.
ISIS is now forcing the approximately 3,000 Christians remaining in Mosul, a major city with thousands of years of Christian history, to choose between essentially the same options given to Jews in 1492: live under intolerable, impoverishing dhimmi status; convert to Islam; leave; or die.
Opponents of marriage equality claim that Jesus confers his own stamp of approval on marriage between a man and a woman, and in so doing rules out the possibility of faithful, loving same-sex partnerships among his followers. There are multiple problems with this claim.
Inquisitions to current day intolerant extremists, life and resources are wasted with perverted extravagance. Difference and deviance have become the most frequently employed rationale to persecute, punish and kill.
The war for same gender marriage has been won. I received the news today. I didn't read it in the newspaper, didn't see it on the news crawl at the bottom of the screen on CNN. I heard the announcement from a 17 year-old kid, out in the middle of the rural midwest.
Strength is to let go, to let be, to simply exist. Strength is to know that we are nothing and that we have no strength. It is to know that strength is in God and is not acquired but provided.
Loving our neighbor as ourselves is one of the overarching spiritual laws of our time. It is an irreducible commandment, intended to remind us that w...
Israel is more than rocket attacks and bombs. There is more to experience in this tiny yet incredible country than code red sirens and shelters. Th...
When I began my research for a novel about John the Baptist, I expected to find a wild man dressed in camel hair robes, eating locusts and honey in the desert. The enigmatic and mysterious man I found was quite different. The man I found was charismatic, passionate, popular and brave.
British Columbia has a law on the books that prohibits the marketing or sale of services for cryonics. The stage is being set for a civil rights clash. Cryonicists say they will challenge the law in court, citing it as a human rights violation that threatens their ultimate transhuman goal of trying to live indefinitely.