Archives for April 2013

The Distorting Power of a Flawed Narrative

  Something does not add up.  Bear with me while I try to sort out these recent news stories. Three days ago I read an NPR story about Egyptian activists calling for the removal of religion from the identity card that all Egyptians have to carry (“My Religion is None of Your Business”).  Aalam Wassef […]

Party Culture as Moral Community

(For the next few weeks I’d like to intersperse blog thoughts on college students and church related higher education along with other topics that catch my attention.  I’m working on a writing project and would appreciate the feedback.)   One of the most enduring and troubling features of the college student experience is the party […]

Support for Polygamy?

In my most recent post, in that short list of topics we United Methodists must find a way to discuss in love and truth, I mentioned sexuality.  In light of that point, here is an example of why I said what I said.  Of all the things I’d like to talk about in my blog, […]

Why I Stay

A couple of weeks ago, I received a gracious congratulatory letter from our bishop for reaching the 25 year milestone serving as a United Methodist elder.  It’s one of those numerical moments that, though it shouldn’t have, it came as quite a shock.  Twenty five years as a United Methodist elder. I have served my […]

Ignoring the Resurrection Deniers

Part of today’s lectionary reading comes from Revelation 12, in which the saints overcome the Accuser “by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony…”  Their witness to Jesus’ death and resurrection was intellectually offensive to the Greeks and morally offensive to their Jewish compatriots. And so it goes today.  This time […]

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