Tuesday, February 24, 2015

What Should Women Want?

First off, let me say that I love the title for this post. It is just the sort of thing that should be aggravating enough to generate a response. But I actually intend to be careful in how I come across. On the one hand, I do want to share my opinion and I think I have that right. Wisdom is wisdom, whether it is stated by a man or a woman, because it ultimately comes from God. Women have taught me a lot about what a man should be. There is nothing wrong in returning the favor, if I have something helpful to say. On the other hand, I want to do everything I can to avoid the appearance of being chauvinistic, and of suggesting that I know better than women by the mere virtue of being a man. What I really hope to do here is share something out of the Bible, not lord it over anyone. I may not be able to keep it from being perceived in a bad light by some, but I certainly do not mean it that way, and I hope I can be given the benefit of the doubt.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Is the Church Becoming Irrelevant?

This is the question being brought to mind by Rob Bell, author and former mega-church pastor famous (or infamous) for his unorthodox views about Christianity. And in this case, he is speaking specifically about the approach of many churches to homosexuality.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

What Does the Bible Have to Say About War Play?

I work in childcare, and recently the teachers in my department have been discussing “war play” and what we ought to do about it. My department head asked for my perspective as a minister, and I thought it would be a good idea to share it here as part of the Forum. What does the Bible have to say about war play?

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Is This Star Trek Episode Anti-Christian?

I was watching TV last night and came across an episode of the original Star Trek. This particular episode, “The Return of the Archons,” can be a bit troubling to view. It seems to be a brutal criticism of the concept of religion. And I don’t know. Maybe that is what it was meant to be. But when I thought about it a bit, a subtler message emerged for me.