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Biblical Fundamentals Political Matters

Liberal Christians Are Not Exempt From Being Kind

Christians are supposed to be kind to others. Everyone! I teach my children what I believe. I want them to believe: It is OK to put your foot down when someone tries to take advantage of you. Still, treat everyone with dignity and respect. This is the art of diplomacy. I don’t expect my children to be masterful, but I do insist they practice it.

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Biblical Fundamentals Home and Recreation

Does a Wife Have to Obey Her Husband?

Before obeying, read with discernment
Before obeying, read with discernment

Nope! As a Liberal Christian I believe that the Bible is subject to historical and contextual interpretations. I like the explanation that Wikipedia provides of Liberal Christianity. And it is a good thing I am a liberal because this is what the Bible says on obedient wives:

 

Wives submit to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now  as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

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Biblical Fundamentals Churches and Worship

Have You Heard Methodists Don’t ‘Believe In’ Drinking?

Have you heard that Methodists don’t “believe in drinking?” I heard that, but not during a sermon. In the ten years that I have been attending a Methodist church I never heard a talk about alcohol.

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Home and Recreation

That’s Enough! Turn It Off!

Though I am a liberal politically, socially, and in terms of Biblical Old School Antennaeinterpretation, there are some values that I hold on to rather tightly. Maybe these particular views are conservative. Maybe I am just an overprotective parent.

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Home and Recreation

Gentle Parenting

Parenting seems to be twisted up with Christianity in some strange ways. There is a certain logic to the notion that God is our heavenly parent, just as we are parents; therefore our relationship with our children should reflect our relationship with our Lord. This is a great metaphor, but it is just a metaphor. We cannot literally take on a divine role with our children.

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Political Matters

Of Course I Don’t Support This Nonsense!

I am a liberal. I didn’t vote for him. I don’t like anything he has done so far. There are plenty of anti-Trump resources out there written by people far more clever than me,

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Biblical Fundamentals Home and Recreation

Mommy, can girls get married to each other?

Two mommies.
Two mommies.

Being liberal means, for one thing, that I support same gender marriages. When my daughter was four she asked me if girls can get married to each other.

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Useful Resources for the Liberal Christian Mom

On the right side of my page you see links to other blogs on “Christian Perspectives” and “Parenting Perspectives.” I have scoured the internet searching for internet resources for those of us who are both Christian and Liberal in terms of politics and perspectives on society.

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Dear Friends, I Am Sorry If I Have Let You Down

I am sorry for being myself.
I am sorry for being myself.

I never want to let anyone down. Like a dog who piddled on the floor, I regret disappointing my people but cannot help being myself.

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Biblical Fundamentals Home and Recreation

Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Pet

Maybe Heaven for cats is an eternal nap in a cozy spot.
Maybe Heaven for cats is an eternal nap                  in a cozy spot.

My sweet cat has reached the end of her life. I found myself having to explain everything to my children. I just wanted to curl up and cry, but Moms don’t have such luxuries. I have to think first of how to help my children cope.