Threat to Marriage

It is unclear to me why same-sex marriage is a threat to my heterosexual marriage or even the institution of marriage. What is clear to me is a recent mock wedding that is discloses an insidious threat to the institution of marriage. I read about it in a newspaper column

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Urgency

The mail arrives and on the outside of two envelopes is the word URGENT in red. It grabs your attention so you involuntarily look closer. It quickly becomes obvious that the communication is from a company that knows only your name and address. URGENT is a device to get your

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Belong Where You Live

The following excerpt is from a book by Wendell Berry called ” Imagination in Place”. These particular phrases come from the essay, ” American Imagination and the Civil War”. “If imagination is to have a real worth to us, it needs to have a practical, an economic, effect. It needs

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It’s About Time

It’s about time. There are already some who are shaking their heads and clucking their tongues that it’s the beginning of the end of “real” Christianity. But I say, it’s about time. The Claremont School of Theology (my alma mater – to note by bias), has made public its plan

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Dirt – Part Two

Dirt – Part Two Compost has become dear to me as of late. We purchased a kitchen compost container last summer. Mike’s grandma had one; it was a plastic bucket on the sink. She’d throw kitchen scraps (non-meat stuff) over the hill. The plum tree on that hill was extraordinarily

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Dirt: Part One

It is called “Dirt: The Movie”. Yes, the movie and we watched it. Yes, for fun. The movie is an entertaining look at dirt. Dirt is the skin of our planet. Like our own skin it is a living, breathing piece of the planet. Like our own skin it protects.

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What is NOT necessary for salvation?

Ever since the church became alligned with the power of Rome (Holy Roman Empire), salvation in the Christian tradition has required a sacrifice: namely Jesus’. While one can interpret scripture to confirm this, there are also passages in the Bible that affirm a different reality. I am thinking of a

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