Tag Archives: Morality

Teaching sexual ethics to my kids

At the end of this past school year, one of my eight year-old twin sons came home with a ‘memory book’ where he’d written down his responses to a variety of questions. Favorite movie?……The Avengers Favorite sport? ……..Hockey Favorite hobby?……..Legos … Continue reading

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A GPS for Life?

As I mentioned in a recent post, I recently went on some hikes with friends from church. The hikes were terrific – I introduced my friends to new trails and we got a chance to get some exercise and celebrate the beauty … Continue reading

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My Blogging Paradox

If there’s one thing I’ve learned after a year and a half of blogging, it’s that frequency is golden.  Those months when I can crank out at least one post a week, my blog traffic soars. In those unfortunate periods … 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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Revelation at the gym

About a year ago, I realized that I was no longer lifting my twin sons frequently enough to keep in shape. So I decided to join the local gym. Since then I’ve become something of a weight-lifting junkie. I find something deeply satisfying about … 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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On a Slippery Slope to Big Love?

Last week was a big one for the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. (the denomination to which I belong). After years of debate, the majority of the church’s 173 regional associations (referred to as “Presbyteries”) have finally agreed to a rule change that … Continue reading

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