A Sea Change in the Roman Catholic Church


Pope Francis is a wonderful change for the Roman Catholic Church and represents a sea change in Church history.  He is the first Jesuit Pope.  The Jesuit Order was founded by St. Ignatius Loyola as a post-Reformation reform movement within the Roman Church, the “shock troops” of the Counter Reformation. He is the first PopeContinue reading “A Sea Change in the Roman Catholic Church”

The Catholic Church and Marital Intimacy


If the Roman Catholic Church really wanted to strengthen marriage, as it says is does, the first step would be to allow married couples to make love freely and as often as they so desire.  There should be no rules constraining that joyous intimacy and no fear of unwanted pregnancies. A celibate priesthood cannot beginContinue reading “The Catholic Church and Marital Intimacy”

Raising Children Around Food


There are a few key rules about raising children around food that will vastly improve your children’s health and wellbeing for a lifetime.  These rules are simple, effective and based upon common sense.  But I have found in my life that common sense can be anything but common.  The reason for this is that peopleContinue reading “Raising Children Around Food”

The Use of Assault Weapons


Assault Weapons The cacophony of the gun debate has been escalating since Sandy Hook.  This hit an apex with Alex Jones appearance on the Piers Morgan show on CNN.  Jones acted like a rabid animal, screaming abuse and rage.  This is a man owns fifty guns, but on that day what he really needed wasContinue reading “The Use of Assault Weapons”

Divine Paradoxes


Paradoxes are common in both cosmology and in theology.  Indeed, this shared quality demonstrates how these two seemingly diverse endeavors are really quite similar, if not two sides of the same coin. A photon can act like either a wave or a particle depending on what is being tested, or what question is being asked.Continue reading “Divine Paradoxes”

America’s Gun Violence


America’s Gun Violence Let’s start with the fact that there are 300 million guns in the US, or almost one gun for every man, woman and child.  There have been thirteen mass killings using guns in 2012, and the year is not even over yet. UPDATE:  There have now been FOURTEEN mass shootings in theContinue reading “America’s Gun Violence”

Rachel Held Evans — Shedding light on “Biblical” Values


I wanted to share with you a statement by the blogger Rachel Held Evans.  I love her way of reading scripture.  Her blog can be found at http://www.rachelheldevans.com and is well worth checking out. As an evangelical Christian, Rachel has shown light on some of the more ridiculous claims of fundamentalism.  Particularly, she has shown veryContinue reading “Rachel Held Evans — Shedding light on “Biblical” Values”

Now that the Election is over…


While I will confess to be a very partisan person, I chose never to engage in partisanship on this blog during the election.  There was already way too much partisan hatred and bickering.  There was already a cacophony of voices screaming insults and abuse at each other.  This is no way to run an election,Continue reading “Now that the Election is over…”

The Human Advantage


The Human Advantage Primitive humans were at a distinct disadvantage in a world of lions and hyenas.  In a land ruled by fang and claw, early humans were unarmed.  Also, humans seemed to lack the basic strength and athleticism necessary to compete on the savanna.  Humans are slow runners being much slower than both theirContinue reading “The Human Advantage”

The Critical Need for Financial Regulation


FINANCIAL REGULATION There have been three major financial meltdowns in the United States in the past few decades.  There was the Savings and Loan Crisis of the 1980’s under President Reagan.  There was the 2002 Wall Street Collapse and the Financial Markets collapse of 2008, both under President George W. Bush.   What these three eventsContinue reading “The Critical Need for Financial Regulation”