Which is the Greater Sin:  Being Gay or Being Fat?

Which is the Greater Sin: Being Gay or Being Fat?

It started with a blog post I read entitled Ministry: Is it Okay to be Gay?  The blog discussion stemmed from a decision by the Presbyterian Church to allow openly homosexual clergy .  The author’s point was simple, if you believe homosexuality is a sin (as most...
Salt and Light

Salt and Light

 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But suppose the salt loses its saltiness. How can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything. It will be thrown out. People will walk all over it.   14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a...
Woman at the Well: Part 4, Influence

Woman at the Well: Part 4, Influence

Let’s close out our discussion about the Woman at the Well by talking about influence.  Dictionary.com defines influence: The capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself. The Woman at the Well is...
The Woman at the Well: Part 3, Nothing to Lose

The Woman at the Well: Part 3, Nothing to Lose

A few months back I did a post in the Wimps of the Bible category on the Rich Young Man.  He came to Jesus seeking eternal life.  Jesus first pointed out the obvious (Obey the commandments).  But when the young man pressed further, Jesus told him “go and sell...
The Woman at the Well: Part 2, Total Acceptance

The Woman at the Well: Part 2, Total Acceptance

An underlying message in the story of the Woman at the Well is that Jesus accepts us just the way we are…wherever we are…whatever condition we are in. In the story we see Jesus confronts the woman with her “sins.” He said, “Go call your husband and then come...