June 28, 2017 I watched the documentary Is Genesis History? because I wanted to try to understand what the “creationist” viewpoint is, beyond that of family members. I decided to watch with an open mind and really try not to be cynical, but it was downright dreadful. It actually made me sad to think that… Continue reading Is Genesis History?
June 27, 2017 Community Solutions, located in Santa Clara County and San Benito County in California, has been serving people since 1972. My United Methodist Church is very small, but I am very proud that we are supporters of such a wonderful organization! Children and Youth services are a big part of Community Solutions. They… Continue reading Community Solutions
June 26, 2017 Is it possible to love people, and really love them not just say it, and to listen with our whole hearts? Is it possible to reach out to someone who literally hates you, preaches that hatred and lives it? Can we really turn the other cheek, show love, and make a… Continue reading Love our Enemies
June 25, 2017 James 1:5-8 (NRSV): If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you. 6 But ask in faith, never doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind; 7, 8 for the… Continue reading Questioning Faith
June 24, 2017 First Comes Love…….then comes marriage, then a baby in a baby carriage, right? So what happens if you don’t meet the right person to marry and then have kids? What if you want to have a baby and your biological clock is thundering in your head? First Comes Love is probably the… Continue reading Infertility, Single Parenting, and the Modern Woman
June 23, 2017 How did we get to a place where it’s okay for young men to rape young women on college campuses? How did we get to a place where the women are blamed by administrators and police personnel for the clothes they are wearing or the amount of alcohol they have consumed? How… Continue reading Sexual Assault, College Campuses, and Silence
June 22, 2017 UnChristian, written by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons, is based on research from an organization called the Barna Group. It is all about looking at Christianity from the outside – really what people who are not Christians think about Christians and Christianity. Needless to say, it is not a flattering picture. This… Continue reading UnChristian