Jesus Had Family Problems Too

I just found this post, written by a Protestant minister. I think he is a minister, anyway. This post focuses on an aspect of Jesus' life that doesn't get much attention: most of His relatives-all of them, possibly, except for Joseph and Mary-thought that He was crazy, and they treated Him with derision. Until He … Continue reading Jesus Had Family Problems Too

Can We Please Stop Saying That People We Disliked Are In Hell?

Ever since Ruth Bader Ginsberg died, some on the internet have been informing us that she is now in hell. I am embarrassed to say that at least a couple of those who are informing us about the state of Justice Ginsberg's soul are Catholics. One such stated that he prayed for her before she … Continue reading Can We Please Stop Saying That People We Disliked Are In Hell?

Stump the Chaps IX-b: “Once Saved/In Hope – An Exploration”

Greetings, ST, 'Sieurs, and 'Ettes. It's always a treat to be with you for these posts. This time around, I'm responding to a further request from our gracious host: Would I sketch out the two viewpoints toward the question often asked in the Reform Christian tradion: "Are you saved?" I'll gladly attempt to illustrate these … Continue reading Stump the Chaps IX-b: “Once Saved/In Hope – An Exploration”

Advent Meets #metoo or Something Like That

Greetings to all in the Kaffeeklatsch! A recent seriocomic post of JaC's here, re: the bizarre attempt by the perpetually-offended revisionist niche in our current cultural climate, to both ban and simultaneously recast the delightfully flirtatious winter song: "Baby It’s Cold Outside", (which dates back to 1944 and was part of a largely-forgotten 1949 film … Continue reading Advent Meets #metoo or Something Like That

From the Chaplain’s Corner: Advent Thoughts

Greetings to all in the Kaffeeklatsch! As usual, our gracious host sparked a bit of reflection by the Chaps, with this intriguing post. For many Christians, this past Sunday began the season of Advent: a time of spiritual preparation for the celebration of Christ's birth - and reflecting on His second coming. The word is … Continue reading From the Chaplain’s Corner: Advent Thoughts