Thoughts on the Most Horrific Story in the Bible (Weekly Word)

Last night at CSF we studied the story of a Levite and his concubine from Judges 19-21.  If it is not the most horrific story in the Bible, it is certainly top 5.  The concubine, a sort of second-tier, lesser wife, leaves the Levite and goes back home.  Older translations said the woman prostituted herself […]

2012 Blog Year in Review

My most popular posts this year were: 1. For the Kids – the Penn State Dance Marathon Apparently a lot of people doing internet searches for Penn State’s Dance Marathon stumbled onto my post.  Cool. 2. Pimps are Criminals who Beat Women….Which is Not Cool This might be my favorite post of the year, so […]

Why Does Turning a Camera on Make Abuse Legal?

A few weeks ago woman was arrested in my town when detectives raided a massage parlor.  The woman arrested was charged with prostitution, selling sex. The story was passed on to my from a friend who knows I volunteer with a local group that seeks to raise awareness of human trafficking, as well as to become […]

The Secret Service Scandal and Sex Tourism

The story of the Secret Service advance team, preparing for President Obama’s visit to Colombia, continues to be headline news.  Eleven members have had their security clearance revoked following the allegations that they brought prostitutes into their hotel in Colombia. What is scary is that this sort of thing happens every day in country after […]

Pimps are Criminals who Beat Women…which is not Cool

Back when Emily and I were first married, before she worked at the cyber school, she taught at a Mennonite high school.  Most mornings I would pack her lunch for her, as she left much earlier than I did (I work with college students, why be on campus before 10?).  I often packed a simple […]