Does Jesus Care Who You Vote For in November?

Now that Mitt Romney has secured, more or less, the Republican nomination for president we can begin to look ahead to the general election.  Obama vs Romney! As with previous elections, we will see prominent evangelical Christian pastors and leaders giving out endorsements.  Personally, I am increasingly skeptical of Christian leaders endorsing candidates.  What's the … Continue reading Does Jesus Care Who You Vote For in November?

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Baking Cookies with Junia

52 Thursdays ago I planned to bake cookies for the students graduating or transferring.  It is something I do every year to honor the members of Christian Student Fellowship who are moving on from Penn State Berks. I like to joke that it would not be appropriate to give them a literal "Hershey" kiss so … Continue reading Baking Cookies with Junia

Spiritual Gluttony – Listening to the Saints (St. John of the Cross)

John of the Cross was a Spanish mystic who lived in the 1500s.  He worked with Teresa of Avila in reforming the communities of monks known as the Carmelites.  One of his best known works, Dark Night of the Soul, is a commentary on a poem, of the same name, that he wrote.  The poem is about the … Continue reading Spiritual Gluttony – Listening to the Saints (St. John of the Cross)

The Secret Service Scandal and Sex Tourism

The story of the Secret Service advance team, preparing for President Obama's visit to Colombia, continues to be headline news.  Eleven members have had their security clearance revoked following the allegations that they brought prostitutes into their hotel in Colombia. What is scary is that this sort of thing happens every day in country after … Continue reading The Secret Service Scandal and Sex Tourism

Arrogant vs. Humble Spirituality: Listening to the Saints – St. John of the Cross

John of the Cross was a Spanish mystic who lived in the 1500s.  He worked with Teresa of Avila in reforming the communities of monks known as the Carmelites.  One of his best known works, Dark Night of the Soul, is a commentary on a poem, of the same name, that he wrote.  The poem … Continue reading Arrogant vs. Humble Spirituality: Listening to the Saints – St. John of the Cross