Is First Christian a progressive congregation? The answer is complex.
I was at an ecumenical LGBT meeting several years back. What we were talking about, I can't remember, but I remember saying something about the Great Commission found in Matthew 28. Accross the room from me was a middle aged man from Canada. I could see him mouth the words "Great Commission" and he had... Continue Reading →
One of the bloggers that I love to read is Rod Dreher. While we share some similarities politically, we are on different sides of the same-sex marriage issue. Rod has written a number of posts on what he sees as the coming troubles facing social conservatives as the opinion on gay marriage changes. I decided... Continue Reading →
I happened to look at a sermon I wrote about 7 years ago. It was during the time I was involved in a new church start. Reading the sermon, I tend to think it wasn't my best sermonizing. The sermon seems a fitting for the current context; it was based on Micah 6:1-8 and focused... Continue Reading →
As the GOP end their convention in Tampa and the Democrats get ready to gear up in Charlotte next week, I have a few thoughts about Christians and politics: We really take ourselves way to seriously. There was a time in my life when I happened to be far more vocal on where I lean... Continue Reading →
If folks have been following me, you know that my political viewpoints tend to skew conservative/libertarian. So, at times I like to read things from conservative writers like Heather MacDonald. That said, what she wrote recently regarding a New York Times article on two autistic young adults trying to learn to be in a relationship... Continue Reading →