I'm thankful for Mr Heerdt's response, and I agree with most of what he's said there. But, as a theologian, I'm disappointed . . .
January 5, 2014
December 31, 2013
This is in response to the blanket invitation to all the members of the WRF to respond to the recent statement by Pope Francis entitled EVANGELII GAUDIUM
December 17, 2013
Did you ever stop to think what made it possible for the Son of God to become a human baby?
December 14, 2013
It started when I looked through the Christmas card display—not a single one on Mary and Joseph and Baby Jesus. I was surprised, but then I remembered how proud I am to be an American.
December 11, 2013
When Nelson Mandela died last week at the age of 95, he moved into the realm of sainthood. How else does one describe this man around whom myth circulates like a golden cloud?
December 11, 2013
Christmas is a time of joy, colorful lights, carols, Christmas trees and fellowship with family and friends.
November 25, 2013
Christmas is just plain hilarious. Not the secular kind with Tiny Tim or elves playing tricks, but the in-your-face Christian version.
November 21, 2013
In my previous two blogs, I have tried to present reasons why and how we should love those with whom we disagree. But there are some biblical cautions about this kind of love and these must be considered as well.
November 20, 2013
In the United States, one in six girls is sexually abused before the age of eighteen. In Africa as a whole, somewhere between 35 to 50 percent are abused. Across the world, thousands of children are enslaved for use as organ donors.
November 16, 2013
Of course, I should love my enemies. No problem! Except when you expect me to love that person who cost me my job or that person who publicly advocates that which I think is morally wrong.