Tag Archives: Exodus

What Is Marriage For?

What is Marriage for? The marriage question has been front and center in church and society debates at least since the 60s. Same sex marriage is only the most recent debate but before it were questions about divorce, remarriage, pre-marital … Continue reading

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Murder and the Cost of Love

The Murder of Laci Peterson Why did the story of the murder of Laci Peterson catch the nation’s interest a decade ago? I think it had to do with the fact that they were nice looking, white, middle class, educated … Continue reading

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Jesus Redeems Even “Divine Child Abuse”: How Unworthy Parents are Redeemed

The Need for Parents In an attempt to increase the “human capital” of his country in 1966 Nicolae Ceausescu initiated a government enforced effort a population growth.  Romania’s leader from 1965 to 1989, banned contraception and abortions and imposed a … Continue reading

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Burn Victims both Wanting and Fearing the Embrace of Another: Woody, Mia and the Third Commandment

Hurt People Hurt People On Feb 1 of this year Dylan Farrow published an open letter in the New York Times telling her story of being sexually abused by her then adopted father Woody Allen when she was 7 years … Continue reading

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Should You Put Buddha in the Bathroom?

Religious Decor You can find this picture together with a discussion on whether or not it is disrespectful to put a statue of Buddha in a bathroom as a decorative piece. Comments range from 1. It is offensive to Buddhists. … Continue reading

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Religious Consumers in the Land of All-God, No-God, Which-God

All-God, No-God, Which-God In Northern California people are all over the map when it comes to God. For some God is everywhere, in everything. You can’t step in dog-poop without touching God. For others there is no God, not any … Continue reading

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When God’s Public Appearance Didn’t Work

A Manuel for Creating Atheists Peter Boghossian has written A Manual for Creating Atheists. The subtitle of chapter one gives the purpose: “To give people the conversational tools to talk people out of their faith and help them embrace reason.” In … Continue reading

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When Moses, Jethro, Phil Robertson and the Pope go into a Tent Together

Tribes We are all born into tribes. We are born into families, into countries, into ethnic groups, into religions (or non-religions), and into allegiances. Some of these tribes we pick up as we go, some were passed on by our … Continue reading

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God Turns His Weapon Against Himself

Being articulate and disillusioned about the church is popular. There is a lot of angst over a generation of people raised in the church who feel they were sold a bill of goods and are not afraid to talk about … Continue reading

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To Be Able To Make Us Able To Receive Absolutely Everything

Addiction to Circumstance We are, by nature, addicted to circumstance. As infants we cried when we were hungry, cold or wet and hoped someone would heed our plea. As we grew, this pattern scaled up, grew more complex, deepened. When … Continue reading

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