Curse God and Die

How many of us have heard or seen someone say something like this “I am an atheist because if God existed, He could have stopped this tragedy in my life, if He really loved me”? That is not an unusual viewpoint because in the oldest book of the Bible, the wife of Job...

Being Baptized

Denise and I are unique when it comes to baptism; we are baptized three times. Our first baptisms were in our home churches, Denise in a Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, and me in a Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. Our second baptisms were in a Mennonite church...

Identity Politics and God’s Perspective

“The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, and prejudices – found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy, and a...

“We don’t do that here”

Many years ago during the first years of our marriage, Denise and I were spiritual nomads looking for a church home. We waffled between the Catholic Church Denise knew in Puerto Rico, and I rebelled against the formalism of the United Methodist Church. Our journey...

Would the book of Psalms exist if David had Prozac®?

Prozac® is one of the world’s top-selling anti-depressants. The theory behind the creation of the medication is to regulate the serotonin levels in the brain so that the observed fluctuations in mood swings among those with depression, PTSD, abuse etc. would...