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Even If Our Science Is Correct

I’ve been reading various scientific studies being brought forth by researchers who conclude that there’s no differentiation between gender identity and sexual orientation; or who believe that allowing transgender youth to use their bathrooms of choice would harm other youth; or that predators would lie about their identity and pretend to be transgender to access…

Loving Our Enemies: How Am I Supposed to Do That Again?

Matthew 5:43-48New American Standard Bible (NASB) 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may [a]be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun…

On Welcome in the Mess: Thoughts on Anger Against (Some) Americans

Let’s jump to the point: Welcoming Syrian refugees will be hard. It will require Canadians to share resources, community space, jobs, worship space, and housing. It will press on Canadians to confront their own xenophobia, racism, stereotypes, violence, and misconceptions. It will demand Canadians dialogue with one another productively… respectfully… spaciously… giving generous welcome not…

Pray for Peace

I’m not a country fan. Anyone who knows me well knows that twang’n’sang or songs to cry-by-and-die by, complete with boots, hats, Wranglers and big hair isn’t my thing. (smiling slightly right now, knowing I live in a town that easily outdoes any Texan community by seconds on the back of a bull… & if…