Disciplined Sexuality:  A Blessing not a Curse

Disciplined Sexuality:  A Blessing not a Curse

Recently researching what other religions believe and teach about sexuality, I happened upon an online Q&A forum for Muslims hosted by Ikram Hawramani.  A question and answer caught my attention: “Why are we supposed to control our sexual desires in Islam?”...
Saved, Rescued, Delivered ….. from What?

Saved, Rescued, Delivered ….. from What?

Most Saturday mornings these days finds me pulling out the extension of my dining table, setting up extra chairs, and putting out a supply of pens, hand sanitizer, and tissues.  I make coffee and set out mugs and sweetener and cream.  All this preparation is for a...
The Ripple Effect of Choices We Regret

The Ripple Effect of Choices We Regret

“Hell is truth seen too late.” (Thomas Hobbes) Q: Why do I start with a statement that is clearly theologically wrong? Christians who study the scriptures discover early on that no one goes to hell without having known the Truth and had the opportunity to be set free...
Reflection on Relationship and Marriage

Reflection on Relationship and Marriage

May and June are busy times for wedding venues, florists and other businesses that serve the needs of wedding planners. I have attended a couple of weddings this season myself, and whenever I do, I always reflect on the meaning and purpose of relationships and...
Some Things Only Go By Prayer

Some Things Only Go By Prayer

When a problem is thornier than any other, when many attempts to figure out a puzzling situation all end up in blind alleys, I often think of the story in the gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke.[i]  The story is familiar, the principles timely. The story is centered...