Category Archives: Religion

One year later -> Two years later

Republished from 2018-06-25. It is one year almost two years after I left the church where I served for 18 years. We were committed to leaving well. By which I mean leaving on good terms and on a positive note. … Continue reading

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October 5th 12:27 pm (or) Calling it

October 5 12:27 Republished from 2017-10-27. Allow me to provide a little context. It was a Wednesday “Bible study” series focusing on the psalms. The first half of each one hour meeting focused on a chapter in¬†Reflections on the Psalms … Continue reading

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When good and intelligent people say stupid things

This will probably be a rather unfocused post. Something that has surprised me over the last few years is how often I see otherwise good and intelligent people say or write things that are – to be perfectly blunt – … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Ethics and Morality, Hermeneutics (Interpretation), Logic and Reason, Methodism, Ministry, Same-sex, Theology | Leave a comment

REPOSTED = Brad Schaefer – Michael Molnar and the Star of Bethlehem

(Reposted from October¬†2014.) A wonderful young man who grew up in this parish and completed his undergraduate and graduate studies (and postdoc?) in Astronomy at Louisiana State University let me know about a special seminar yesterday. Professor Brad Schaefer (whose … Continue reading

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