Love Lost Sheep

Visited a “christian” forum today. Read a few of the endless posts arguing about an important point related to an important issue. If one group is right, the other group is going to hell. But the other group believes the same thing, just with different numbers attached. They are very talented at bashing each other …

Suffering Through Christmas

This essay is a provocative look at the deeper Christmas story from a Guest Author. “Christmas used to fill me with such delight. But not anymore. Now the season is a reminder of great pain, sorrow, and loss.’ Follow her thoughts as she finds comfort in the shared suffering in the deeper story.

Forgiveness – Too Hard

A friend asked this question: The teachings in the Bible about forgiveness are hard. People in my life are so stupid. Their actions hurt and offend me. So I avoid them. I pray for them but I can not let my life be affected by them. It makes me feel bad. I know Jesus says …

Government and Marriage

This essay is a response to a question posed by someone about some friends that faced a dilemma about getting married. They felt that they should be married but could not feasibly do so due to a loss of benefits. They have a belief system that encourages them to try to honor God with their …

Mother’s Pain

Eve is the name given to the Genesis account of the start of humanity. Other belief systems have similar accounts. This short abstract story is intended to contemplate her story, based on what Genesis says about it, but expanded to imagine what it may have felt like. I think we can relate as we go …

Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom and GomorrahThe phrase brings up a broad range of conceptions and emotions.For some it brings up the image of God, angry and disgusted, hurling fire down on the two cities filled with people so sexually depraved that they have lost their minds. This image often evokes fear of destruction in people who know enough …

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