It is certainly curious that we would decorate baby nurseries with images from the story of Noah's Ark. The smiling elephants in the comically tiny boat must always be blocking out the mass of humanity and animal life drowning under a seemingly never-ending deluge.
People around the world are suffering more now than at any time in my lifetime, and probably much longer. But the peoples of the world, including we who live in and love the United States, have become increasingly permissive and secular.
If more people have the courage and mental toughness of Daniel Pearce to stand up for who they really are, more rights, freedoms and opportunities will continue to come to those who identify as LGBT.
1. You laugh when you read about dinosaur fossils, because you know they are really God's little inside joke to confuse atheists.
Like the testimony of Jesus on the cross, the headlines about Gazan children, South American refugees, and the police killing of unarmed juveniles -- far too often African American male juveniles -- are dismissed as a foolish waste of our time.
We recently decided to have an extended email conversation addressing the Islamic State (ISIS) in Faisal's home country of Iraq, being called an "Uncle Tom" by white people, the existence -- or non-existence -- of a "moderate" Islam, and the one key factor needed to bring about a true Islamic reformation.
When you combine the power of technology with the power of storytelling, the possibilities are endless.
Who cares about labels when someone is slapping you in the face? Who cares about labels when someone is saving you from drowning?
'What did you do on your summer vacation?' Even now students may be answering that question in essays at the start of this new school year. No matter what you did or where you went this past summer, it was almost impossible to escape the heaviness of the headlines.
There is a common saying that learning in medical school is like trying to drink water from a fire hose. Throughout my first few weeks of classes, I w...
Scripture once offered five answers to good and evil, but only two of them made it into the Bible as we now know it. The other three were cut as an accidental side-effect of bookmaking technology.
The tragic death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has focused the nation's attention once again on issues of justice related to the use of fatal force by police, especially against unarmed black men.
Today, God hears the cries of those in Ferguson and all who are oppressed. As in the story of the burning bush, God sees, hears, and knows their pain. God also acts in the face of injustice and demands the end of oppression.
Deuteronomy calls us to let our land lie fallow in the seventh year, to break from planting and harvesting, and to let go of debts -- a sabbatical (shmita) year. Is this the summer storm before a season of joy and bounty, happiness and equity?
Why aren't we in the church leading this charge? Ought not we who have received the grace of God to participate in God's restorative work live out our devotion to God by our healthy lifestyles?
The frustration and disbelief, rage and disappointment, resignation and passion I heard moved me. But even more convicting was the fact that so many others were simply unaware of this event at the moment and unfazed by its repercussions.