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Religious Schizophrenia

I thought it was a children’s book when I first picked up the Linns’ short work. As it turns out, it’s written in a format designed for children but written for broken adults. It’s written from a Catholic perspective, so I even with the simple format I did have to swallow a dram of theological…

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…

God Doesn’t Approve of You

How’s that for click bait? God Doesn’t Approve of You: I preached this morning at Lord of Glory Lutheran Church. Today it was all about the crazy almost-execution of Jesus when he preaches in his hometown of Nazareth and the good townsfolk, instead of listening to what Jesus is really saying, decide to try and toss…

Praying the Examen

Around 400 years ago, Ignatius of Loyola fell into a rhythm of prayer and life that eventually became known as The Examen. He strove to make every moment count,& every attitude one of holy fulfillment. In world where I feel bombarded by self-help shtick and voices demanding I absorb their wisdom, I’m resistant to new…