Kathie’s Ephesus Dig: Ephesians 6:1-9

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Sing along with Aretha Franklin. This is Paul’s message for all of us as we interact with others. Fathers-Children Owners-Slaves Christ Children, honor & obey your parents (1-2), RESPECT. Your honor & obedience has a promise: your life will go well and last long on earth (3). Fathers, show considerations for your child’s understand… Read More

Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 27-Romans 13)

There’s a fight in America about who’s going to be “king of the hill:” democrats, republicans, progressives, socialists… Many are stridently declaring they’re right and everyone else is stupid or misled. Others have decided that all authority has to go–they’re going to be the law unto themselves. Others have taken advantage of chaos to kill,… Read More

Have you had “the talk” yet?

Conversation does not seem to be a valued skill in America today. We are good at pointing fingers, making judgments, taking sides, insisting we are right and that we we have rights, and looking out for #1. After all, “we’re worth it.” Conversation happens in that middle space between two opposing viewpoints, between authority and… Read More

Me? Submit? (Col. 3:20-21)

Submission is not something we in America do well. I can’t speak for those in other countries, because I don’t have enough experience in and of your cultures. But individual rights and privileges—something I believe in and support—can lead us to think only of ourselves and what we deserve and have rights to.  Individualistic thinking—what’s… Read More

BRING BACK CIVIL DEBATE! Yes, I’m yelling.

Presidential debate of September 26, 2016 consisted of two people saying: I’m a very intelligent person, and I believe X. This other person believes Y. Therefore this other candidate is a complete moron.* Please stop this behavior! Ms. Clinton and Mr. Trump: Please stop this childish behavior. Media: Quit promoting and encouraging it. Tell me about positions and ideas,… Read More