Tag Archives: Faith

Chrismukkah is comin’ to town

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: time to hang up the stockings, decorate the tree, participate in the church Christmas Pageant, light the menorah and fry up some potato latkes. In other words, it’s the season to confuse … Continue reading

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Can you teach Christian ethics without Christ?

It’s already started. My daughter, who is only one month into 4th grade, has already encountered the kind of ‘mean girl’ dynamics that I so painfully associate with the Middle School experience. A few nights ago we had a long talk … Continue reading

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What Rick Perry could learn from ancient Islam

This week, a spokesman for Texas governor Rick Perry made it clear that he intends to enter the 2012 Presidential race. This announcement was made just two days after Governor Perry had presided over a prayer rally attended by 30,000 people … Continue reading

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The Big Neon Arrow

Over the past few days I’ve… Watched the new Broadway hit show “The Book of Mormon“, and Finished reading John Shelby Spong’s Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism Both of which deliver a similar message, albeit in radically different ways. That message is: … Continue reading

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Summer Incognito

So here we are, halfway through summer. One of the more unusual challenges this season poses for me is that I find it particularly difficult to recognize acquaintances, and even friends, when I’m at the pool. During the rest of the year, I tend to identify … Continue reading

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Should we Worship or Repress our Urges?

They must have planned it. The NY Times Magazine Editorial staff, that is. On June 19th, the cover story by Mimi Swartz, “A  Good Life in the Closet?”,  was about how Fundamentalist Christian homosexuals are attempting  to prioritize their faith over … Continue reading

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Love thy twin as thyself

I can’t stop thinking about Tatiana and Krista Hogan. They are the adorable four year-old twin girls who were featured on the cover of the New York Times Magazine the week before last. For those of you who didn’t see this magazine … Continue reading

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