Lately I’ve been on a backpacking kick. Cooking on portable single-burner stoves, rehydrating food, etc. It’s something I’ve been enamored with since my youth, but lately I’ve actually been doing it.
Browsing through my RSS feeds today, I ran across this piece at Living Lutheran.… Read the rest
I just wrapped up Blessed are the Peacemakers by Wendell Berry. It offers an interesting perspective on its namesake Bible verse, Matthew 5:9. When we’re “blessed” as peacemakers, are we granted material blessings or blessed with good health? Berry argues no.… Read the rest
The latest outrage du jour of golden-spoon pastor’s kid Franklin Graham? Drag queens reading books to kids at libraries. Look, I don’t get the whole drag thing. I don’t even like to shave, let alone put on makeup and a wig.… Read the rest
From the “you have every right to be a douche but probably shouldn’t” department:
The Missouri House Committee on General Laws heard testimony Wednesday on bills designed to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
The idea that Missouri law should treat all citizens equally was apparently too much for Calzone, who testified against the legislation.… Read the rest
Aunt Becky plays the “God will get me through it” card over her massive bribery screw-up.
Broken Friendships, Family Fights and Prison Sentence Anguish: How Lori Loughlin Is Coping With Her New Normal | E! News
With her entire world rotated on its axis, sticking to the tried-and-true whenever possible was the only thing that felt right.
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In this increasingly irreligious world, Churches face declining membership and a lack of stability. In her 2016 work, The INTRAfaith Conversation, Rev. Dr. Susan Strouse documents her work to unite peoples of differing faiths as pastor of First United Lutheran Church in San Francisco.… Read the rest
One word: Woah.… Read the rest
Homosexuality. Mere mention of the word in some Christian circles elicits visceral responses of disgust and repulsion. The concept of a lesbian pastor to these same groups? Unthinkable. But it is possible, despite what some theological practices proclaim. … Read the rest