Category Archives: Opinion

There is a Movement

  There is a movement in the international community to respond to the crackdown in Egypt and in other countries against LGBT individuals. Governments in Egypt, Russia, and many countries where the ultra-conservative theologically based rhetoric or socially conservative ideology … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Belief

How does someone believe in something or someone they cannot see, hear, touch, taste, or smell? How can we believe in an all-loving, all-powerful God when tragedies happen, genocide occurs, wars erupt, innocent lives are taken, disease runs rampant, famines, … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 29:11 “I Have Plans For You”

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Reflections: God is not the maker of confusion or … Continue reading

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Titus 2:11-14

Titus 2:11-14 New International Version (NIV) For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, … Continue reading

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A Message of Hope

Over the course of these last six or seven years since I have come out of the closet and openly acknowledged to myself and pretty much the world that I am transgender, I have seen tremendous changes in myself and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on False Christians

When I hear politicians and especially the U.S. President claim Christian identity, I become all the more observant and critical of them. I hold them to a standard that is pretty high– because I would expect anyone who is Christian … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Ephesians 4:25-32

Ephesians 4:25-32 Reflection: Basically Paul is spelling out the expectations, rules, and new guidelines for those committing to live Christ-like lives. These days, when so many claim to be Christian, it is important for Christians new and old and in-between … Continue reading

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