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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
Posted in Parenting, Religion and Morality Tagged Ethics, Morality, parenting, Religion, sexual ethics, teaching kids about sex 6 Comments
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
Posted in The Bible Tagged Bible, Faith, Morality, Neuroscience, Religion, Spirituality 6 Comments
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
Posted in Religion and Morality Tagged Blogging, Ethics, Morality 3 Comments
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
Posted in Parenting Tagged Bible, Christianity, Ethics, Faith, Jesus, Morality, parenting, Religion 3 Comments
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
Posted in Religion and Morality Tagged Book of Revelation, compassion, Inequality, Injustice, Jesus, Morality 2 Comments
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
Posted in Religion and Morality Tagged Dan Savage, Faith, Gay Marriage, Homosexuality, Mark Oppenheimer, Mimi Swartz, Morality 4 Comments
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
Posted in Religion and Morality Tagged Gay Marriage, Morality, polygamy, Religion, Tolerance 5 Comments
Civil Discourse or Righteous Rage?
I’m going to do something a little different in this post. Those of you who’ve been reading my blog for awhile may have noticed that I usually have a pretty strong opinion on whatever issue I have chosen to discuss. However, … Continue reading
Posted in Religion and Morality Tagged Bible, Ethics, Faith, God, Jesus, Karen Armstrong, Morality, Tolerance 6 Comments
Feeling uncomfortably numb about Libya?
Raise your hand if you have mixed feelings about US involvement in Libya. If you do – you are not alone. According to a Pew Research Center poll released Monday, roughly half of Americans think that air strikes in Libya were ‘the right decision’ but that the Libyan … Continue reading
Posted in Religion and Morality Tagged Boehner, compassion, Ethics, Faith, genocide, Libya, Morality, Obama, Religion, Slovic Leave a comment
Seeing through a dirty windshield
We recently got new windshield wiper blades for our car. The old wiper blades were so bad that on one snowy day my husband had to stick his head out the window to see because the windshield was so covered with salt … Continue reading
Posted in Religion and Morality Tagged Atheism, Bible, Faith, Gay Marriage, God, Homosexuality, Morality, Religion 19 Comments