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‘This doubtful day of feast or fast’

Something unusual today for Good Friday. It falls on Lady Day, the Feast of the Annunciation, something that won’t happen again until 2157. Our forefathers in the faith considered it to be the true date of the Crucifixion. A Clerk of Oxford tells us: This day was not only a conjunction of man-made calendars but also […]

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Gay Marriage: God’s Law, Legal Reasoning, and Ideology

Mixing religion, jurisprudence, and ideology together is one potent drink. Ingestion can cause palpable heart-burn as well as migraine headaches. In the case of gay marriage in the U.S., sorting out and evaluating the three elements can be rife with controversy and thus confusion. In this essay, I discuss the county clerk in Kentucky who refused to grant marriage licenses to gay couples because doing so would violate God’s law and thus betray Jesus. Her religious rationale makes for interesting legal reasoning. I then look at the U.S. Supreme Court’s gay-marriage decision. I contend that a natural-right (and thus human right) basis clashes with ideological anger. Human nature itself is on display throughout, particularly as it wades into religion, legal reasoning, and ideology.



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This is the Feast of Victory for our God. Martyrdom of John the Baptist [altar guild].

A reminder that Christianity and its victory is not about worldly popularity. We need to do the right thing regardless of our popularity. This has often been our victory The Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist [Altar Guild Opening Divine Service] St. Peter Lutheran Church [chapel] Revelation 6:9-11, Romans 6:1-5, St. Mark 6:14-29 August 29, 2013 […] . . . → Read More: This is the Feast of Victory for our God. Martyrdom of John the Baptist [altar guild]. . . . → Read More: This is the Feast of Victory for our God. Martyrdom of John the Baptist [altar guild].

Leviathan

From Wikipedia Leviathan: Mythical creature Leviathan is a sea monster referenced in the Tanakh, or the Old Testament. The word has become synonymous with any large sea monster or creature. From Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan Sometimes a man desires to know the event of an action; and then he thinketh of some like action past, and the […] . . . → Read More: Leviathan . . . → Read More: Leviathan