Birdfeeder Bears

From AP: What critters do you find near your birdfeeder? MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – A late-night encounter with four bears trying to snack from backyard birdfeeders gave Vermont’s governor a lesson in what not to do in bear country. One of the bears chased Peter Shumlin and nearly caught the governor while he was trying [Read More...]

Faith and Political Issues

I’m not a fan of the block quote white box now at work on the Patheos blogs, so I will be using italics for quotations in order to make it clear it is not my words but someone else’s. Barna: April 18, 2012 – Which political issues will have the greatest influence on voters’ decision [Read More...]

Christianity as Emotional Therapy

It is one thing to claim God loves us unconditionally; it is another thing to grasp God’s love. But it is yet another to comprehend God as a cosmic therapist who sits there, listens to us with an analytic mind, lets us say what we want so that we come to terms with our inner [Read More...]

Christians, Politics and the Poor

As you may know, there’s a “serious” discussion about how best to care for the poor. Some in the GOP think it’s not the government’s business; some in the Democrat party think it is. What would Jesus do with the U.S. economy? That’s a matter of fierce debate among Christians — with conservatives promoting a [Read More...]


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