Hating what God Hates

It is fundamental to our faith that we love what God loves. This is the part we should have heard from the beginning. This is Christianity 101. As the people of God, we are being changed into the men and women we were made to be, a people who reflect God’s character to the world.…

The First Love of God

It seems strange to wonder what a God who refers to himself as love would love. Then again, as I understand the faith, a little bit of wonder is a good thing. And so I wonder if it would be best to say first that he loves all that he has made, from the mountains…

God, Science, Poets, Love and Hate

When I first met my wife, I decided I wanted to abandon myself to knowing everything about her. So first I learned who her favorite band was. And I was hooked. I wanted to know her dreams, what she wanted to be when she grew up. I wanted to find out what it was about…

The Twin Evils of Light Beer and Light Christianity

Last week, we participated in one of the most unique elections, certainly in my lifetime. We re-elected our president in the midst of the lowest economic situation since the Great Depression. In my state of Washington, we effectively legalized pot and we sanctified same-sex marriage. With these rulings fresh in my mind, a conversation I…

A Capacity for Love and Hate

I have spent the past month basking in the glow of love. As I am sure most people who have been married can attest to, the experience of joining your life together with another, celebrating with your family and closest friends, then running away to be alone with your beloved is well-beyond description. How do…

Some Random Thoughts and a Tease

Yesterday I caught myself up on all those important things I have been missing out on while sipping beer and chugging water on the sunny shores of Mexico with my new wife. You know, important things, like deleting the two hundred ninety-nine useless emails out of my inbox and saving that one useful email, like…