The Problem of Sin

The Problem of Sin

Before a church can effectively develop a strategy for dealing with the question of sexual orientation, they must first develop a more robust and comprehensive theology of sin. Most Christians (including church leaders) see sin simply as the breaking of a moral code....
Healthy Relating in the New Year

Healthy Relating in the New Year

I love the clean slate provided by a new calendar. It gives me an opportunity not only to look back, but also to set goals and cast vision for the next 12 months of life. Several years ago, my Bible study leader challenged our group to come up with a word for the...
“Come Here!”  “Go Away!” – Part 2

“Come Here!”  “Go Away!” – Part 2

In part 1, I defined ambivalence and shared a bit of how that looked in my young adult life.  I ended the article by saying that “the resolution of a state of ambivalence is not necessarily a complicated process, but the journey through resolution will wind its way...
“Come Here!” ”Go Away!”

“Come Here!” ”Go Away!”

“I said I wanted to live in the country and in the city both ….”  “I am neurotic.  I could never settle down in either the country or the city.”  “You could live between them,” Buddy suggested helpfully. “Then you could go to the city sometimes and to the country...