It’s the day before the Sabbath. I think people will still be going to church, hugging and shaking hands, having faith that God will protect them. I also think that now is the time to attend Bedside Baptist church (aka online church). Given the nature of a church service (in terms of numbers and an … Continue reading Worshipping in the Time of #COVID19
By now you’ve read (or should have read) my response to the viral article “I Am a Single Christian Woman and I Like Sex”. I had posted my response on Twitter, and as per my custom, I tagged the original author. Usually, when I do this, the original author does not respond, and I thought … Continue reading The Author of “I’m a Single Christian Woman and I Like Sex” Responded to My Response. Here’s What She Said…
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has never been on the right side of history. We’ve had many opportunities to get things right and to redeem ourselves, to be world leaders and stalwarts of progress, morality and equality, especially in the matter of women’s ordination, but the church seems intent on being wrong. This insistence on being … Continue reading I Cannot Support a Church that Openly Discriminates Against Women
Let’s just cut to the chase: Ariana Grande got groped on live TV, and I didn’t even bat an eye. That’s what’s bothering me. But first, context: It was Aretha Franklin’s funeral — a funeral unlike any I’ve witnessed in recent memory. We haven’t had a funeral like this since Maya Angelou’s. It was the most … Continue reading On Grande, Groping, Garb and Gospel: My Thoughts #ArethaFranklinFuneral #ArethaHomegoing
I am going to attempt to discuss something that will probably put me in the dog house no matter what I say, simply because people have such strong opinions about it. The word itself often immediately evokes disgust, defensiveness, embarrassment and shame… I’m gonna talk about masturbation. This is the much-promised blog post I alluded … Continue reading Is Masturbation a Sin?