Social Issues

Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis

Isaiah 5:15-16
Just some off-the-cuff thoughts on this story. Mrs. Davis has a dilemma in that her position as county clerk, under the law, requires her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples  - a requirement that is understandably at odds with her Christian faith. If she can't come to terms with this requirement, perhaps she needs to resign. There aren't a lot of Christian...

Just Another Day in the Post Christian Era

2 Chronicles 7:14
A tale of two moralities. Morality #1 You've probably heard about the Ashley Madison data breach. If you haven't here's the abbreviated version: Ashley Madison is an Internet service that facilitates extra-marital affairs. Their tagline is, "Life is short, have an affair." They're essentially an Internet dating service for married people seeking to cheat on their spouse. They have about 30...

Drop God – Keep the Church

1 Timothy 4:1
There was a syndicated news article by Colin Perkel last week with the headline, "Atheist minister wants to keep church job". The story is about a United Church minister, the "Reverend" Gretta Vosper, who has declared that she believes in neither God nor the Bible. Of course, that's her right as a free-willed individual, but...

The Wrong Prayer

Prayer Meeting
I watched the local news on TV last night. There was a story about the naming of three new vessels in our coastal ferry fleet. The names were allegedly chosen from those suggested by the public in a contest. The coastal waters here primarily consist of the Strait of Georgia, Puget Sound, and the Juan de Fuca Strait. Our ever so politically...

The US Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage

Mark 12:17
Just some thoughts. The US supreme court have decided in their wisdom that the states must recognize same sex marriage. This means... The states must issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Individuals are legally allowed to marry people of the same sex in the USA. The states must recognize same sex marriages that were solemnized in other jurisdictions. This does...

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