Bill O’Reilly is mad at God for all the sexual harassment charges lodged at him. He thinks God should have given him more protection. Yeah, it’s God’s fault. Maybe if Bill didn’t act in a sexually harassing manner, he wouldn’t have had all these troubles. But God is there for you, Bill. Don’t be mad … Continue reading Yeah, It’s God’s Fault.
I received an email note last night from someone calling themselves “the millennial queen,” whatever that means. All I know is that the queen is a freshman in college in Milwaukee. At least that is what she wrote. Her note contained the following hypothetical:
“Pastor, imagine for a moment you’re in a fertility clinic and there is a raging fire all around you. Behind one door, you hear a screaming child. The door to the adjacent room has a container of 1,000 fertilized eggs. You can save only one. Do you save the child or the eggs?”
The motivation behind the hypothetical story is that if a pro-lifer chooses to save the child over the fertilized eggs, then the argument that “life begins at conception” is futile since you could have saved a thousand “children” over the one child behind the door.
And yes, the question was a little odd since she wrote that the door to the adjacent room had the eggs, not the eggs being in the room.
My response: “So, if I save the child, then I’m a hypocrite, and if I save the eggs, I am a … what?A cold-hearted killer? ”
“Let’s play hypothetical for a moment. You’re in a preschool and there is an out of control fire all around you. In one room, you have a crying little boy. The other room, a crying little girl. All things being equal, you only have time to save one child. Whom do you choose? If you choose the girl, does that make you a sexist?
And before writing this weekend’s sermon, I think I must mention the short story about ‘what makes a New York bagel’ on today’s New York Times website. I agree wholeheartedly with Niki Russ Federman, co-owner of Russ & Daughters (their bagels are classic and amazing) on what is NOT supposed to be in a New … Continue reading No Rainbow Colors in Real Bagels.
To this pastor, there is just something about a spinach sandwich for breakfast. It’s a simple sandwich – two pieces of toasted high fiber bread spread with jalapeno hummus and two cups of spinach squished together between the bread. With about 10 grams of fiber and enough Vitamin A for an entire day, I find … Continue reading Spinach Sandwich.