The Bible on the Bible

"Hey, you're dressed queer."I look over. The speaker is an elderly man, mid-70s I'd guess. He is tall and thin and is wearing of those caps that cabbies wore in movies from the Forties. "You're dressed queer," he snarls. "Why you dressed so queer." I have on my usual fringes, and, for good measure, have … Continue reading The Bible on the Bible

A Little Peace

Why do Christian leaders tell people that they should tithe?  I don't have the definitive answer but I do believe that I know something true about tithing.  Tithing is not for the generous but for the stingy.  Generous people need only hear of the need and they will meet it.  They do not need a minimum compulsory amount.  … Continue reading A Little Peace

Good ‘Bye!

Church leaders can spend a lot of time attempting to keep people from leaving their congregations. We actually talk about ways to "close the back door" to our churches. It occurred to me in the car today, though, that for a church on mission it’s always a good thing when people leave.  Either they leave … Continue reading Good ‘Bye!