Archives for Jun 25, 2014 @ 12:16

PCUSA Divestment

From Jewish Journal, by Jared Sichel: In Rev. Drew Sams’ Sunday sermon before his congregation at Bel Air Presbyterian Church on June 22 — just two days after the national umbrella organization of the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) endorsed divestment from three companies that do business in Israel — Sams registered his firm opposition to [Read More…]

5 Ways to Mess up your Kids

From my friend Jim Martin: Most parents I know love their children and want to do a good job with them.  Many of these people will do most anything to give their children a head start in life.  Some will go to extraordinary lengths to give their children an advantage. Yet, it is possible to [Read More…]

Seeing through Cynicism 1 (Jonathan Storment)

“It’s time to be skeptical of our own skepticism.” –N.T. Wright “No matter how cynical you get, it’s never enough to keep up.” —Lily Tomlin One of my favorite stories in the Hebrew Scriptures is also one that haunts me. It is the story at the beginning of 1 Samuel, where Hannah comes to the [Read More…]

Repairing the World: Tikkun Olam

What if we take this sentence in its full force: “Jesus is the Savior of the world”? Yes, some balk because “Savior” conjures up some goofy experiences, manipulative to be accurate, with salvation messages and gospel invitations and talking Savior means not talking Lord, and talking Savior means no kingdom but heaven-when-we-die. OK, I get [Read More…]