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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...

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 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...

The Queendom of God

A queen on her throne
Its time for churches in communion with the Archbishop of Canterbury, that is the Church of England, the Anglican Church and the Episcopalian Church, to change the gender of God. I'm not kidding. Apparently this is a thing. Support is growing to amend their official liturgies to refer to God as a female. The Transformations Steering Group, a body...

The Thirty-Percent Solution

The 30% Solution
Imagine you were one of the richest people in the world. Wouldn't that be wonderful? If you're reading this article in sub-Saharan Africa, Haiti, Somalia or any so-called under-developed country, you imagine a secure place to live with indoor plumbing and an adequate supply of food and potable water, perhaps a school to educate your children. And a job. If you're in North...

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