Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5) In our testosterone poisoned culture, meek is a four-letter word. Can you think of any ad campaign that uses the word meek? Meek draws up images of weakness and cowed submissiveness. How would
Part 2 of 3 | Part 1 | Part 3 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. (Matthew 5:4) Mourning does not sound like a blessed condition. Grief hurts. To sugarcoat grief is evil. Grief is a fact of life. Everything ends.
We lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender folks are blessed. Really? Aye, it’s a real mixed bag out there. We gain some victories but we are still pariahs in too many places in this world. Still, I assert, we are blessed. I say that on no
It may come as a surprise to many readers that Christianity teaches that we are fundamentally good. Most people think that Christianity only teaches that we are basically evil creatures and only Jesus can save us from our evil ways. But there is a strain
What a beautiful day we had for Pride Day in Boise, Idaho! Clear blue skies, nice warm temperatures, no counter demonstrators. What! No counter demonstrators?! Yes, for the first time in 15 years of Pride Parades we had no counter demonstrators. I don’t think this
Jesus has been getting a lot of press lately, thanks to Mel Gibson’s movie, “The Passion of the Christ.” That is one good thing that has come from this controversial movie. The secular press has woken up to the fact that America is a very