Women in Ministry

Women in Ministry

People like to argue. A lot. We like to argue politics, especially now. We like to argue about religion, always and forever. Normally when we do so, we tend to have some passage of Scripture that, for us, ends all discussion. We find some verse that says, or appears...
Tamar and Halftime Shows

Tamar and Halftime Shows

Okay. We’ve all heard the outrage over what some have deemed to be a highly inappropriate Super Bowl Halftime Show by Shakira and JLo. Some see it as the demise of a civilized culture.Others see it as a massive step backwards for women’s rights in America...
Voting for King David

Voting for King David

There has been a lot of talk lately comparing president Trump to king David. The idea goes something like this: “king David, though imperfect and deeply flawed, was chosen and used by God for His purposes. Trump, likewise, is also deeply flawed, but this does...
Barbarians in the Pew

Barbarians in the Pew

I love the Bible. It is wonderfully weird book whose pages are filled with stories that often defy logic and experience. On the other hand, many of the stories that seem almost legendary ring truer than one might first suspect upon reading. Below is one such story....
Go Home, Eliphaz

Go Home, Eliphaz

This is an unusual post for me.  I rarely (perhaps I have never until now) gotten involved in the continual online debates that take place.  I stay out of politics for the most part. When someone ushers the cries of “heretic” regarding someone in the Christian world,...