Yesterday I spent a rainy afternoon with someone I barely know in a local brewery. Through the marvelous connectivity of the internet (who says social media is isolating or artificial?), I met Greg Richardson, aka the Strategic Monk to learn a little more about brewing beer. He claims monasteries used to brew their own beer… Continue reading crafting connection
The way I see it, there are a couple of ways to think about it. 1.: The Carl’s Junior viewpoint (2007): “Don’t bother me… I’m eating.” 2.: from George Herbert (1593 – 1633): “Thou that hast given so much to me, give one thing more–a grateful heart.”
USA Today recently posted an interesting column called The Truth About Evangelicals. Written by “as left wing a Democrat as they come,” the article generally critiques defining mainstream Evangelicals by their colorful extremes (i.e John Hagee). Joel Hunter, an Orlando megachurch pastor puts it this way: “The media have been too eager to feature a… Continue reading elections and evangelicals
Researchers hail recent “Scientific Advances on Contraceptive for Men,” though they’re still not quite sure they meet the “stringent safety and effectiveness criteria that female methods do.” Also, they’re still not sure men will actually use them. Hmm. Now why do you suppose that is? Let’s review. Women used to have relationship power. Back in… Continue reading update on male birth control
In the ongoing discussion about gender “roles” for husbands/wives, and men/women within the church, it seems as if we base our beliefs about this subject only on the teaching of Paul (1 Cor. 11, 1 Cor. 14:34-35, Col. 3:18-19, Eph. 5:21-33, 1 Tim. 2:11-15, 1 Peter 3). Yet it should be equally, if not more… Continue reading a woman preacher
It’s been another tough year here in America – the recession lingers on, wacky politicians, epic tornadoes and tsunamis. I update and repost this list every year because I think it’s easy to forget some of the most important reasons why America is still a great place to live. So here you go – reasons… Continue reading Living in the U.S.A.
In the discussion about women’s roles in the church, Phoebe can be a difficult character for complementarians to face. In Romans 16:1, Paul introduces her with, “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church…” The problem is immediately apparent: a woman as deacon – who is a leader in the church.… Continue reading phoebe’s true significance