The Pope Repented

I know it’s been a while since I’ve written a post. I’ve been going through some stuff. I’ll leave it at that. However, the Pope finally responded to the Pennsylvania news, and I wanted to think out loud about it, so here it goes. A quick disclaimer: I do speak fairly strongly against the Roman Catholic Church in this post. I hope that my Roman Catholic friends understand that I am not speaking against THEM, but against particular doctrines of the institution with which they identify. Please don’t take personal offense at my words, and please talk to me and … [Read more]

#PetParents

Introduction It’s no secret that I have a lot of views people find offensive. I’ll even say I have some views that actually ARE offensive. Offending people for the right reasons is sometimes not a vice, but a virtue. It’s quite offensive to tell someone that they are a wicked sinner, destined for hell, the intentions of their hearts continually on selfish and evil desires, and apart from the sheer grace and good-will of God they would not be able to take another breath. What could be more offensive than that? I’ll tell you what many people find more offensive … [Read more]

Can Women Teach?

Introduction I’m having this conversation more and more. DTS Houston held a special panel entitled “Rediscovering God’s Vision for Male/Female Partnerships in Ministry.” It was Moderated by Dr. Sandra Glahn, and filled with various people, half DTS profs, and half friends of the seminary. Since that panel happened I’ve had the conversation about the question of “women pastors” about 20 times, and I think the time has come for a blog post about it. It’s a big one in conservative Christian culture. It’s coming to a head, and the times, they are a changing. I will address it this way: … [Read more]

Chapter 29.

This is a continuation of a story begun in the post “Chapter 1. Part 1.” If you enjoy it, please like and share it with others! This is also the final chapter in my story “The Syllogy of the Universe.” If you’ve made it this far, I hope that means you have enjoyed the story. If you did, please consider donating to my ministry. You can find a donate button at the bottom of the right sidebar on the home page of this website, or on the page “About the Blogger and the Blog.” If you’d like to download a … [Read more]

Chapter 28. Part 2.

This is a continuation of a story begun in the post “Chapter 1. Part 1.” If you enjoy it, please like and share it with others!   “What just happened?” asked Chak, the newly reformed Umbra. “You died,” I said nonchalantly. It looked like he was in shock. “I died, and now I’m—” he stopped mid-sentence and looked at his fingers. “Are you gonna be okay with this?” I said, smiling. He looked at me tensely for a moment, then a smile peaked through and a faint glimmer touched the corner of his eye. “Yes, I’m going to be fine … [Read more]