Giving as Good as You Get

Christianity molded me in somebody who is non-confrontational: call me names – really say something insulting, question my honor, my parentage, get down-right mean and use a few expletives – and I really have no response for that. I’m told that until I “grow a backbone” and “stand up for myself” people will just walk […]

Jerusalem’s Council and Nashville’s Statement

I can’t help but think that this has all happened before. It was thousands of years ago in one of the more contentious capitals of Rome’s far-flung empire. A fledgling Christianity was in turmoil. Gentiles, of all people, appeared to be flocking to the faith. Some believed that they ought to be circumcised in order […]

Guests, Hosts, and Images

Who does God look like? It’s not a question we often consider. Sometimes people are outraged that an elderly African-american lady is the personification of God, others are irked when He’s portrayed as Hindi or Egyptian. When I was growing up watching Joan of Arcadia – the premise was simple – this young woman could […]