Puerto Rico Follows in the Footsteps of Haiti

I was shocked when I read this story about five former presidents raising funds for hurricane relief. [1] I’m not picking on the Chicago Tribune, all of the media handled this story in the same way. I assume this means that the majority of Americans don’t know the aid they sent to Haiti didn’t go…

Misogyny and Politics

As the dust settles from the 2016 election the real misogynists are coming out of the woodwork, and they are not Bernie Sanders. Last week Bill Clinton threw his wife under the bus again and no one blinked an eye. According to the media lapdogs Poor Bill tried to help Hillary with her book, and…

Revising my Opinion on Draft Bernie

Our Revolution participated in last week’s organizing call and the conversation was encouraging.  Then Bernie spoke at an Our Revolution meeting.  These things have led me to conclude that I was too quick to condemn the movement.  We do need a third party and this group is determined to be that party.   We’ll all benefit…

The Trials of Jim Bakker

Update, October 20, 2017:  On second thought, we don’t know if he repented– he didn’t serve his time, he only served five years. [1] Also I forgot about the rape part. Sorry everyone. Hey guys, I wouldn’t have mentioned Jim Bakker if I’d known he was still in the public eye.  He wasn’t really the point…

Recognizing Hermes

  Until recently my understanding of the disagreement between Mormons and Evangelicals was the ‘faith versus works’ debate. Is salvation earned through good works or through faith? But I’ve always understood this to mean that the goal was the same. The real problem didn’t become clear to me until I began to wonder about the…

Mormons on My Mind

I’ve wasted a day trying to write a rationale for the following statement only to conclude that my rationale is irrelevant. While I was praying for help with my schedule I was told to call the Mormon people out of the Mormon Church.

The Many Faces of Revelation

When it comes to the Book of Revelation disagreements can end the conversation before it gets started. I suspect that some of my readers are already up in arms because I cited J. Massyngberde Ford in a previous article. Because her commentary on Revelation is controversial in some circles, I’m also using Craig R. Koester’s…