Anonymous Tip: Details, Details, Details

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A review series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael Farrisp. 84-87Most of this section is rather boring and mundane. After having supper with Gwen at the hospital at 7:00, Peter returns to the Paulsen Building. He uses "his pass key" to get in and goes to the law library "located two floors below his office." Notice all the details? We're told that "lawyers aren't expected to have the law completely memorized, but they are expected to know how to find it," and we then follow Peter as he looks … [Read more...]

Are Evangelicals Rejecting Legal Marriage?

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I recently came upon an article noting that a Christian couple in Australia has stated that they will get a divorce if marriage equality comes to their country. Our view is that marriage is a fundamental order of creation. Part of God’s intimate story for human history. Marriage is the union of a man and a woman before a community in the sight of God. And the marriage of any couple is important to God regardless of whether that couple recognises God’s involvement or authority in it.My wife a … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk about Rachel Dolezal’s Parents

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By now you have surely all heard of Rachel Dolezal, who resigned earlier this week from her position as head of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP after her parents revealed that she is in fact white. For years now, Rachel had been passing herself off as black. What Rachel did is inexcusable. She lied to people and violated their trust, she engaged in cultural appropriation and perhaps even plagiarism, and she used her assumed blackness to her advantage and for her own personal gain.I refuse t … [Read more...]

You always sound so angry!

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From time to time I get a comment like this: Libby Anne,Why in all of your posts are you so angry. Not outright anger, just an undertone of anger. Its really unbecoming. We all love you and Jesus loves you too. You should repent and let his grace and love cover you or you might end up turning only more bitter and angry as you age . . . . and we all have experienced those people. ;-)In Christ,Kevin Sometimes I wonder if people like Kevin have actually read the Bible they claim to be … [Read more...]

Is Child Marriage Wrong if the Parents Consent?

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I was struck by a recent facebook post by Michael Farris, in which he discussed whether the government should be allowed to set a minimum age for marriage.Text is as follows: A recent discussion on a friend's FB thread highlighted a very serious problem that I see surfacing in Christian and conservative circles.The issue under discussion was setting the proper minimum age for marriage. The question quickly led to the recitation of the emerging mantra "it should be no business of the … [Read more...]

The Lesbian Duplex 20: An Open Thread

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It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]

Should Atheists Be Exempted from Airport Security Checks?

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Zoltan Iztvan is running for U.S. president as the candidate for the Transhumanist party, working to "put science, health, and technology at the forefront of American politics." One of his proposals is to exempt atheists from security screening at airports. He explains as follows:As an aspiring politician, I strive to improve society by applying statistical analysis to decision making. I look at numbers and facts, and try to logically create policy that achieves the greater good for society, … [Read more...]


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