Just Marriage: Jesus, Divorce and the Vulnerable (Lectionary Reflection)

Just Married

Proper 22B/Pentecost 19 Mark 10:2-16 Earlier in the gospel of Mark, Jesus has a very public falling out with his family. His brothers declare him insane and his family seeks to retrieve him so he won’t make a fool out of himself and the family anymore. In return, Jesus publicly disowns his family, a rejection [Read More...]

Obama, Marriage Equality and the Political Ploy of Liberation

It is a political ploy. Of that, I’m fairly convinced. President Barack Obama became the first president to endorse marriage equality Wednesday. But, of course, it wasn’t the first time Obama has endorsed marriage equality. About 15 years ago, Obama described his position this way:   “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts [Read More...]


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