You can find thoughts on this here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thoughtfulpastor/2016/04/25/our-interconnected-and-tragically-divided-world/ The big question: “What do the others need to be truly successful?” When we can answer this, we can move forward. Continue reading Our Interconnected and Tragically Divided World
I understand there are problems with links to my new blogs host. You can find the latest posting here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thoughtfulpastor/2016/04/22/sex-punishment-and-power-is-that-really-good-news/ Am working to get this fixed! Continue reading Sex, Punishment and Power: Is This Good News?
Yes, the Thoughtful Pastor has moved to a new blog host and is now found here. I so appreciate the faithful readership, and the many comments and questions that you readers have offered. I hope you will come to the … Continue reading My Blog has Moved!
Dear Thoughtful Pastor: In response to recent events in the world, particularly the bigotry and hate that have infected American politics, I have found myself quoting Scripture, rereading the parables of Jesus in the context of problems we face as … Continue reading Ask the Thoughtful Pastor: Loss of Faith, Pantheist or Panentheist?
Dear Thoughtful Pastor: If you believe it right and necessary for a woman to turn in her orders because she has violated part of her vows of ordination, how do you feel about an active clergy-person engaging in a mutually … Continue reading Ask the Thoughtful Pastor: Sex and the Single Clergy and Human Sacrifices
Yesterday, I noted here on the blog that the “make America white again” presidential contender simply voices the national consciousness of dislike and fear of the female with his increasingly rabid anti-woman words, the latest being that women should be … Continue reading ‘Tis True: Evangelicals Really do Hate Women–Surely God Weeps
So, the news has exploded with one more statement from the almighty Trump: women who have abortions should be punished. Yes, he sought to retract it later, but the key is this: deep in his subconscious, he believes that women embody evil and are also responsible for all the bad in the world. Women need to be punished. I believe that we in the church needs to pay close attention to the Trump phenomena. A big source of his popularity springs from his willingness to vocalize what others think but don’t want to say because it is so terribly incorrect to do so. … Continue reading Trump Voices the National Consciousness: Women are Evil
Dear Thoughtful Pastor: I have visited a number of churches in the last few years. Often I wonder during the services, “When are they going to pray?” Every year on Good Friday, my mom made us sit still for three … Continue reading Ask the Thoughtful Pastor: When Will They Pray? Good Friday Meditations