Pariahs No More: 1 Samuel 16:1-13

By Alvin JacksonPariah is a noun -- a person without status, a rejected member of society, an outcast.Watch the Video: My Journey as a Lesbian PastorRev. Barbara Lundblad reflects on her experiences as a lesbian pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. In 2009, the ELCA voted to allow the ordination of candidates in "lifelong, monogamous, same-gender relationships." “For me it’s been a breath of fresh air, it has meant that I don’t have to be afraid or as … [Read more...]

What Makes a Family? (Mark 3:20-35)

By Matthew L. Skinner“Parents just don’t understand” might be an ever-present theme in popular music, but it’s hardly a modern phenomenon.Jesus’ Family DiscordIf you’re looking for snapshots of well-adjusted and happy parent-child relationships from the ancient world, the Bible probably shouldn’t be on your short list of sources. Consider even Jesus’ family, for example. The New Testament preserves evidence suggesting that Jesus’ relationship with his mother was rather strained. Sim … [Read more...]


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