Religious Observance in Western Europe and the U.S.

I recently came across an interesting article which was primarily about religious observance in western Europe, but which also compared that region with the United States. Even though this research is four years old, it’s still timely and points out some significant differences between these two geographical areas. First of all, what is meant byContinue reading “Religious Observance in Western Europe and the U.S.”

Why I’m Voting to Recall Gavin Newsom

First of all, if you have read any of my posts before, you know this is not a political blog, but a blog about Biblical answers to questions and issues. Nevertheless, as Christians, we are called to vote according to our conscience, and the recall election coming up next month is particularly noteworthy to meContinue reading “Why I’m Voting to Recall Gavin Newsom”

Always Be Prepared to Give an Answer

The title of this post is taken from 1 Peter 3:15-16, which says, “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience,Continue reading “Always Be Prepared to Give an Answer”

LGBTQ: From Tolerance to Acceptance to Celebration

The LGBTQ community has been making very steady gains in terms of rights and other legal protections for decades in the U.S. as well as in other majority-white countries. As I have thought about the changes over my lifetime, it is truly astounding. I think that these changes can be understood as part of aContinue reading “LGBTQ: From Tolerance to Acceptance to Celebration”

Should You Attend Your Gay Friend’s Wedding?

To answer this question, I want to begin by looking at what the Bible says about homosexuality. I find it interesting that the 19th chapter of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, tells us what happened to the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and why. You can read the whole story for yourself,Continue reading “Should You Attend Your Gay Friend’s Wedding?”