The Sins of Bill Clinton “Visited” Upon Hillary

Exodus 20:5 contains a difficult statement about the sins of the father being “visited” upon the son. I think I get it, at least in a way. I am an adult child of a violent and alcoholic father and to this day I continue to suffer manifestations of his abuse. Issues of trust and incidences [Read More…]

Risen: Breathing Life Back into the Story, and My Faith

A few months ago I was invited to see an advance screening of the movie Risen. I said yes, but internally was thinking, “Just what we need – another cheesy, low-budget film pandering to a Christian audience.” I am absolutely thrilled my cynicism was wrong. There are so many things I enjoyed about this movie. [Read More…]

“Papa, if God wants to bring us peace and light, why did he help the Israelites destroy a city and kill people?”

I don’t always allow my daughter, who is seven, to read during church service. Technically, it’s Mass, as we are Roman Catholic. But I grew up in an Evangelical charismatic church, and sometimes it still feels funny to use the “M” word. Mass is a one-hour period each week during which I want my daughter, [Read More…]


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