Sex? Sex! sex.

The bible is full of stories about sex and violence…really.  It’s more than likely one of the reasons that we hear the same readings over and over again in church.  My bible is over 1500 pages long and with that many pages you really shouldn’t be repeating readings as often … Continue reading

The Fever

As I write this, the Powerball jackpot for this Wednesday night was announced to be 1.3 billion dollars, or over 800 million in cash – crazy, stupid numbers.  The odds are that there will be a winner this week, and a couple of things that came to mind.  First, why such … Continue reading

Annual Christmas Rant

There is a popular saying that you hear this time of year, ‘Keep the Christ in Christmas’.  To me, it is just one of those sayings that sounds right.  It makes sense and is hard to argue against, like, ‘Do unto others as you would have done to you.’  Truth.  … Continue reading

Three Sides to Every Story

Like you, I have been thinking about all of this horrible terror that has been occurring around the world.  My first thought was how can there be such a dramatic difference in my understanding of God and that of the people committing these heinous atrocities.  I mean there is only … Continue reading

Rendering unto Caesar

I found myself watching the latest Republican debate a couple of weeks ago.  Once I got beyond the spectacle of it all, and all of the apparent agendas of both the moderators and the candidates, I was struck with one thing: these people are pretty smart!  I mean to say … Continue reading

Fill in the blank

Most faiths believe that there is one God that created the entire universe – seen and unseen. Hold on to that thought for a moment.  Because, when it comes to most things, there are precious few on which most of us can agree.   But here it is: Billions of inhabitants … Continue reading

Generation Termination

We recently moved outside of our parish.  We love that parish – St Pat’s in Scottsdale.  We moved knowing that we would remain connected to it one way or another for the rest of our lives.  But God has plans for each of us that go beyond what we think … Continue reading

Curse the sin and not the sinner

Last week former President Jimmy Carter made a few statements regarding gay marriage.  “I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don’t see that gay marriage damages anyone else…I believe Jesus would approve gay marriage,” … Continue reading