Newsweek has a brief quote about The Lutheran Handbook in this week’s Perspectives section (scroll down – it’s the last quote). I love it when the church gets positive national press (a rare thing, these days). If you haven’t seen it yet, the Handbook rocks.
My wife, daughter and I are moving next week. We live amidst boxes and chaos (OK, the chaos is a constant, but the boxes are new). This move will represent some changes in the way we’ve lived for the past two years. You see, we’re moving from student housing at Princeton Theological Seminary (where myContinue reading “Cutting the Cable”
Thanks to Jennifer Thweatt-Bates of A Few Voices for pointing this bizzare/scary/funny quiz out to the rest of us. You can find it at the Worldview Weekend website. I’m a Secular Humanist, scoring 42 out of 170 points on the Christian/Biblical scale. Oh Well.
Why is the Bible (or, as the law says, the Holy Scriptures) used in courts to swear an oath? It seems to me that the Bible is a font of God’s Word, a collection of writings received as Holy and True and Sacred to the Christian community. In some faith communities, it is so hallowedContinue reading “Why Do We Allow the Government to Misuse our Bible?”
Bobby Abreu, a great contact hitter with some power, won the annual Home Run Derby last night. Nobody gave him a chance going into the Derby. Sluggers such as Pudge Rodriguez, David Ortiz and Carlos Lee were the favorites. But an exercise such as the Home Run Derby is not about power. With competitors swingingContinue reading “Making Contact”