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Kendrick Lamar & Challenging the Status Quo

Kendrick Lamar & Challenging the Status Quo

“I’m not interested in attending church to hear the same sermons. You’re there to learn and grow spiritually, raise questions and go deeper. Most people are just there to check off something on a list so I need to find something new.”–my Dad. My mom didn’t understand this logic (she doesn’t have to though since … Continue reading

O Ye of Little Doubt?

O Ye of Little Doubt?

Doubting Thomas…not his name, but that’s what he’s been called in the Christian Tradition. He was the one who asked to see Jesus after the Resurrection, ya know, just to make sure his friends weren’t lying. Of course, they were all like, “what’s wrong with you?? we said it’s Jesus!!” Thomas, however, decided he needed … Continue reading

Sweet Sacrifice!

Sweet Sacrifice!

I’ve been gone for a while on a much needed hiatus from writing. As much as I hated starting a blog and having to leave it, it was necessary. My hiatus was full and great news came in the midst. More on that later…my hiatus was a big sacrifice. In fact I learned more about … Continue reading

This is Equality, This is Justice

This is Equality, This is Justice

The Supreme Court is hearing two cases on same sex marriage this week. One case is challenging the legality of California’s vote against Proposition 8 (all couples can marry regardless of sexual orientation). The second case is challenging equal rights of same sex couples and married couples as far as being an executor of the … Continue reading

God, My Savior Part 3

God, My Savior Part 3

Okay, so I’ve given you all some background, objectively, concerning salvation. It is an important doctrine in many religions. Now I would like to talk about some things that I find people struggle with under the doctrine of salvation: autonomy and accountability. As mentioned before, Christian salvation is different from most religions. While those religions … Continue reading

Naked

Naked

*sorry for the small break in my writing but it’s like that sometimes. Tomorrow I will continue with God, My Savior. For today, enjoy this* I am naked. I am standing before you as I am and I am scared. I don’t know how I got here. I am exposed for all to see and … Continue reading

God, My Savior: Part 2

God, My Savior: Part 2

Last week I started the “God, My Savior” series and began with a little historical lesson. So today I am going to talk about the purpose of a salvation figure in religion. This should help us understand why other religions do not have a salvation figure. 1. An example In polytheistic religions there are deities … Continue reading

Out of Our Mouths to Babes

Out of Our Mouths to Babes

I thought I was going to go easy for the rest of the week, but I can’t let this one go. I am a teacher and I was leading a group of students in a reading discussion. It went something like this… Terrence*: True friendship means love Reading group: *giggles* Ewwww, loooovvve Me: That makes … Continue reading

God, My Savior: Part 1

God, My Savior: Part 1

So I wanted to start a series on God as savior and explore the reasons why so many religions, old and new, have a savior figure. The point of religion is to seek salvation even if it does not have a salvation figure. There is always a means through which a group or individual leaves … Continue reading