Articles by: Thomas Waters

Commentary on Dobson and Focus on the Family

While I usually post this type of stuff to my other blog, thomascwaters.com, I thought this was really appropriate here.  Focus on the Family bases its message on christian values and the Bible. How easy it is (or is it?) to lose track of one’s original message and go off on some side path, that seems connected but maybe doesn’t have the same value in the end? If Christians want to uphold the Family and[Read More…]

March 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled General Commentary, Links, Religion Has Failed

Marriage Equality

Looking for anything I’ve written on Marriage Quality, check out my other blog: thomascwaters.com

March 1, 2009 Comments are Disabled general

Some Hope for the Catholic Church ?

I saw a post to Twitter about the Catholic Church and Dawrin’s theory of evolution. The twitterer is an evangelical- sometimes extreme- christian blog, where members can post. Everytime I start to wonder why I’m following it, something like this comes up and I am glad that I am. Now the blogger gets some of it right and some of it… not so much. While the blogger found the article on 2/27/09, telegraph.co.uk actually ran[Read More…]

March 1, 2009 Comments are Disabled general, General Commentary, Religion Has Failed

Do Family Values Lead to Family Violence?

Wanted to post think link here, as so much of the arguments raised or discussed are biblical.  A long article well worth the time to read it. Matthew Herbst : Do Family Values Lead to Family Violence?: A consideration of the idea of family – Quodlibet Journal.

February 28, 2009 Comments are Disabled general, General Commentary, Links, Religion Has Failed

GOD.LOVES.GAYS.COM

Came across this link today as gays.com began to follow me on Twitter. I certainly no fan of Westboro Baptist Church, but I’m wondering.. what will this accomplish? Fred Phelps and his loonies are a fringe element- very fringe even for most conservative evangelicals. So we have a very real and very big battle looming those who seek to oppress us with the Bible.  What do we need to accomplish more: this interaction with a[Read More…]

February 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled General Commentary, Links, Religion Has Failed

IN THE LIFE Airs “TIES THAT BIND” – Featuring Bishop Robinson, So-Called “Ex-Gay” Survivors and “Jihad for Love” : glaadBLOG.org

IN THE LIFE Airs “TIES THAT BIND” – Featuring Bishop Robinson, So-Called “Ex-Gay” Survivors and “Jihad for Love” : glaadBLOG.org.

February 5, 2009 Comments are Disabled general, Links

On the Wisdom of the Bible as Policy Tool

Well thought out post worth the read! A New Thing: On the Wisdom of the Bible as Policy Tool | ReligionDispatches.

February 5, 2009 Comments are Disabled Biblical Commentary, general, Links

Do You Have Biblical Morals?

Unfortunately, they don’t give you the passages for each question, but the quiz is fun.  Take it twice.  Answer based on what you really feel is the right answer- how to act in each situation.  Then take again and answer the way you think the Bible directs.  See how alike or different these are. Do You Have Biblical Morals?.

February 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled general, Links

The Interdependence Project

This is an odd entry for me, but one that I am very passionate about.  I found the Interdenpence Project podcast (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=286040275) quite a while ago, and have been a regular listener.  Focusing primarily on the Buddhist philisophical tradition, it is very spiritual, even though the grou isn’t understood as spiritual in nature.  Here is an interview with Ethan Nichterm who started the group. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fE8hvD54Lk&eurl=http://theidproject.com/press.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fE8hvD54Lk&eurl=http://theidproject.com/press.htm

January 29, 2009 Comments are Disabled general, Links

Spiritual Experiences

Jacob’s is looking for a religious experience in his year-long quest.  Reading this reminds me of the times in my life when I have had big spiritual experiences or awakenings. I think I can count three or four total but the second one is one of the things that the book brings to mind for me. When I was 21 years old I was already out as a gay man and I had no doubt[Read More…]

January 29, 2009 Comments are Disabled General Commentary
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