A Saturday Song, with Nataly Dawn I don’t know why I have not shared this song with you before. It’s probably my favorite by Nataly. She’s been doing some gorgeous work, both on her own and with her hubby Jack, co-creator of Patreon and the other half of the fun and innovative group called Pomplamoose….
Category: Spiritual Stuff
Some personal commentary regarding Christianity, news and the Bible as well as my own personal experience as a former ministerial student.
These Are Extraordinary Times
The small thought, as I re-post this from my friend Jeremy’s excellent blog, The Sand County, is that anyone who watches this full eulogy and comes away still thinking that our President is not a Christian. . . well, frankly, you people baffle me. Maybe you don’t worship the same way at your church. Maybe you…
a god that small
I promised to write about this topic in the journal today, but I am pressed hard on a first draft deadline for a paper on Tennyson, so, here is a link for you to look at as a reminder that not every Christian has abandoned the intellect God gave him. And here are my words…
From the Friendly Atheist:
When you have to go through life being told you don’t deserve the same rights everyone else has, that you’re somehow broken, that the only thing that will “save” you is a life devoid of physical intimacy and a dose of Jesus, that the feelings you’ve always had for certain people of the same sex are corrupt and in need of a cure… of course you’re going to be more depressed than the rest of the population. Of course you’re going to be more likely to commit suicide.
Conservative Christians love to argue that homosexuality is just one of many sins and they’re all equal. But how often do you hear pastors talking about envy, gluttony, and the lottery? They single out homosexuality as something far worse than everything else.
Then they put their fingers in their ears and deny they they have anything to do with gay teens committing suicide.
I know they’re not directly encouraging the suicides. But they are promoting a false idea that heterosexuality is right and homosexuality is wrong.
They don’t call that bullying.
A Few Thoughts About Interpretation
Context, Inspiration, Culture and Science This is the next installment of my discussion regarding homosexuality and the Bible. The introduction can be found several posts back or by clicking here. Leading up to this series are these two posts and videos: 1. And 2. Be careful about interpreting the Bible too literally, otherwise you will…
For My Friend Adam – An Introduction, Faith and Homosexuality
So you have questions. There are reasons why you haven’t fully accepted what’s been passed down to you from the pulpit. You know how to think for yourself, and what has been said insults your very soul. Not only that, it simply doesn’t ring true. You have been taught to believe it, but something inside…