Theology

What Judaism and Christianity teach me about perseverance

While Judaism made me aware that everyone suffers, and Christianity taught me how to persevere through suffering, most of the time I really don’t suffer—I’m just uncomfortable. And the things that cause this discomfort are really kind of silly. When my stomach starts growling only an hour after breakfast, for example, both faiths remind me… Continue reading What Judaism and Christianity teach me about perseverance

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Social Issues, Theology

“Hate the sin, love the sinner” sounded radical once, but it isn’t anymore.

**As with any of my posts on controversial subjects, "I could be wrong" is always an implied caveat.** My friend Cassidy has been writing a series of reviews based on People to be Loved by Preston Sprinkle: a book that purports to describe a “radical love and acceptance” of gay Christians in a way that… Continue reading “Hate the sin, love the sinner” sounded radical once, but it isn’t anymore.

Theology

Fundamentalism and interfaith dialogue

I had the privilege of participating in Colorado State’s first “Better Together” Day: a collaborative effort of various faith ministries on campus. The point was to wear a nametag with your faith affiliation on it so you could find someone of a different faith tradition to talk to and learn from. There were “Christian,” “Jewish,”… Continue reading Fundamentalism and interfaith dialogue

Miscellaneous, Theology

What Judaism taught me about gay marriage and persecution complexes

If I ever have children someday, there’s a chance they might ask me if I remember what I was doing on the day that gay marriage became legal everywhere in the United States. I can tell them that I was in the middle of my usual morning routine, drinking coffee while reading a book to… Continue reading What Judaism taught me about gay marriage and persecution complexes