If They Ain’t Against You, They’re for You

My parents didn’t raise me to be a sectarian. I don’t know where I got it from. I was born and raised in the Church of Christ, which I’m sure had something to do with it—though most churches I interacted with weren’t the, “We are the only ones going to heaven” kind.

I didn’t know, back in those days, what to do with people of other tribes. What to do with all these Presbyterians, Baptists, Calvary Chapelers, Methodists, and the like? They preached some mighty fine sermons, seemed like nice people and wrote some great music. But, that didn’t make them right.

I know for many readers of this blog, you’ll be puzzled by this struggle. I’m puzzled by it as well… in hindsight.

God and Women in Combat

This morning, I’m processing Leon Panetta’s allowance of women to serve in front-line combat roles. I invite you to join me. I have two reasons for thinking about this seriously on a Thursday morning. The first is, I’m a Christian. Thus, I’m thinking about what this decision tells us about God, our society, and weighting the question: Does this make Jesus proud? That’s one reason. The second reason is more personal:

I have 3 daughters: 10, 8, 2.