A Day Late…Christians Ought to Support #IDAHOT

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God - Jesus Yesterday was the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.  I did not know such a day existed until I saw a well-written article by Adrian Warnock on Twitter arguing for why Christians should support such a day: I know of no…

Advent – Preparing for the Coming King (Day 15)

Day 15 –The Word Became Flesh - John 1:1-18 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life…

Advent – Preparing for the Coming King (Days 7 and 8)

I offer two hopeful passages today, written centuries before the birth of Christ.  Both look forward to a future day when God will act in some mighty and awesome ways. Day 7 – Peace in the New Creation - Isaiah 11 11 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a…

Speaking for Peace and Less Violence

In a recent post I drew a connection between the prevalence of pornography and the abuse of women in sex trafficking.  Near the end, certainly influenced by all the talk of the massacre at Aurora, I threw in a comment that if we can draw a connection from guns to violence why can't we draw…