The 19th century German philosopher, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, advanced a concept of dialectics. Put simply, it explains the evolution of history, the documentation of Human Beings advancing toward God through time. Hegel was building on Fredrich Schleiermacher’s previous work. Essentially, Hegel was introducing the method by which Western Eras advanced – how the AgeContinue reading “The Beginning of the End of the Age of Liberalism – First Shot is by Christian Nationalism”
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In Honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
When I was eight years old, my stepfather hit my mother. She grabbed a butcher knife and chased him to their bedroom door. He was ahead of her and slammed and locked the door before she caught up to him. She shouted through the door. “You bastard, I’ll cut your throat while you sleep.” HeContinue reading “In Honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month”
Transformation is just change with God’s blessing.
Sin & Evil – Maybe What They Told You Was Wrong
Originally the Bible was written in Greek. It was then translated into Hebrew for the Old Testament and into Latin for the New Testament. The Greek used was actually an international Greek different than Classical Greek. I call this vendor Greek like vendor English, a close replica of the original language but without the nuancesContinue reading “Sin & Evil – Maybe What They Told You Was Wrong”
“Je ne suis jamais seul avec ma solitude,” with apologies to the French for my bad pronunciation. I am never alone with my solitude. In this global pandemic many of us find ourselves alone. Friends and family, neighbors and community members are finding ways to stay busy at home when they aren’t at work. SomeContinue reading “My Solitude”
Principles of Sexual Ethics
Today my topic is principles of sexual ethics. Please understand that this piece cannot be exhaustive. I ask you to consider this a think piece, as all my podcasts are meant to be. Principles of sexual ethics are those principles which guide us to a standard of personal ethics in our sexual encounters. I willContinue reading “Principles of Sexual Ethics”
Forgiveness, The Path
Twenty or so years ago, a friend and I went to a local eatery in Twentynine Palms. Ordering was done at a counter. My friend ordered first. While I was ordering my friend sat at a table with another man. After I finished ordering I joined them. My friend introduced me to the stranger. TheyContinue reading “Forgiveness, The Path”
To Bless Instead of Forgive?
Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints;Continue reading “To Bless Instead of Forgive?”
But, Jesus Did Say Something About Queers!
Today I will continue the theme of Jesus being supportive of gays and lesbians and transgenders. I will also discuss that people need to take the Bible a little less as the word of God and a little more as stories of our heritage. You may want to have your Bibles out for this one.Continue reading “But, Jesus Did Say Something About Queers!”
The Faith of the Centurion
Many years ago, as a Catholic celebrating communion I chanted along with the others at mass, “Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof. Speak but the Word and my soul will be healed.” Later I found out that the phrase was adapted from a story told in the gospel ofContinue reading “The Faith of the Centurion”