the culture war isn’t new

The “culture wars” have been going on since before the founding of America – the Civil War, women’s suffrage, prohibition, desegregation/civil rights, religion in school, voting rights, abortion/reproductive rights, science versus faith, gay rights and more. In each of these there is/was a battle between tradition/faith (always in part justified by the Bible and conservativeContinue reading “the culture war isn’t new”

and that’s just HALF A WEEK! (the 10 top political stories from Monday, Tuesday and today!)

And THIS WEEK in the news… 1. In Alaska – one house of the state legislature passed a law that threatens to arrest law enforcement officers if they try to enforce federal laws relating to gun control. They have decided that they won’t recognize national laws and that they will arrest anyone who tries toContinue reading “and that’s just HALF A WEEK! (the 10 top political stories from Monday, Tuesday and today!)”

5 actual bills proposed by Republican politicians (this is not the Onion – these are true)

The tea partiers’ alternate reality Reported by David Daley, Executive Director of Salon Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal wants Republicans to stop being the stupid party — but apparently the memo hasn’t gotten out to state legislatures around the country. February has been a banner month for truly silly and anti-intellectual bills in state capitals. SomeContinue reading “5 actual bills proposed by Republican politicians (this is not the Onion – these are true)”

am I bi? (the “liberal test”)

Potentially another coming out story, of sorts. I previously wrote (with some fear and trembling about what my many Christian friends would think) of my journey away from evangelicalism. Now here I am again, possibly coming out of yet another closet, with an opportunity to alienate a whole different group of friends. For much ofContinue reading “am I bi? (the “liberal test”)”

when do you think a fetus becomes a living being?

Click here for the full article Many people think that a human being is created at the time of conception.  Is this belief supported by the Bible?   Some say that the Bible teaches that a fetus is not a living person with a soul until after drawing its first breath.   Is the Bible relevent to yourContinue reading “when do you think a fetus becomes a living being?”