Who Do You Say that I Am?

No, this post is not about Jesus’ identity, but about the identity of roughly 1.4 million Americans who identify as transgender.  The story broke on Sunday that the Trump administration is seeking to more narrowly define gender as something immutable and unchangeable, determined exclusively and definitively by genitalia at birth.  [Read about it here:  Transgender Could…… Continue reading Who Do You Say that I Am?

Reflections on “Just Mercy”

The first year students at Gettysburg College are all reading Just Mercy:  A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson.  Stevenson is a lawyer who founded the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization that works to defend those most in need of an advocate, especially those wrongfully convicted–including those on death row. It is a powerful…… Continue reading Reflections on “Just Mercy”

Lessons from an Epic Vote in Ireland

I have been thinking a lot about Ireland these past couple weeks. Did you see the news about the vote on the abortion amendment? You can see the story here:  Ireland Votes to End Abortion Ban. Since 1983, Ireland has had an amendment to the Constitution that recognized equal right to life for the fetus…… Continue reading Lessons from an Epic Vote in Ireland

The Theology of “Westworld”

I just finished watching the first series of “Westworld”—have you seen it?  It is a really interesting tv series, with lots of material for theological reflection. Basically, the plot of the story is this.  “Westworld” is an elaborate, sophisticated theme park for very, very, VERY wealthy people, who come into the park by high-speed train.…… Continue reading The Theology of “Westworld”

Note to Men with Power: Hands Off!

What started with a trickle, with the revelations of Harvey Weinstein’s predatory behavior back in early October, has become a river, with the current allegations against Senate nominee Roy Moore, Senator Al Franken, and actor Kevin Spacey–among many others.  Who knows what else will have come out, and against whom, by Christmas? It’s enough to…… Continue reading Note to Men with Power: Hands Off!