Because I love my neighbor, I oppose school voucher programs

As 2021 began, 14 states were considering school voucher programs. The state where I was born and raised recently passed one of the broadest school voucher programs, giving public funds to anyone wanting to withdraw their children from public school — regardless of income level — or to anyone with rising kindergarten children who haveContinue reading “Because I love my neighbor, I oppose school voucher programs”

Good News

Christmas is the Incarnation of God’s upside-down kingdom. Mary understood that.  “. . . he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.” (Luke 1:Continue reading “Good News”

A Puzzling Dichotomy

One day a new kid strolled into 9th grade health class and sat behind me. A plain white t-shirt, faded Wranglers, boots – this kid looked like he’d just stepped out of “The Outsiders.”  There I sat. Ninth grade me. Permed hair. Braces. Probably wearing a sweatshirt that said “My foot is on the ROCKContinue reading “A Puzzling Dichotomy”

Fruit Inspection

My entire life I’ve heard the scripture advising us to judge a tree by its fruit, to beware of false teachers and judge them by the fruit they bear. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. .Continue reading “Fruit Inspection”

When Love Grows Cold

I’ve spent a lot of years submerged in evangelical Christian culture. I never actually wore a t-shirt that said Get Right Or Get Left, but that’s just because I splurged for the sweatshirt that said My Foot Is On The Rock And My Name Is On The Roll. No, I’m not joking – I teasedContinue reading “When Love Grows Cold”