Does the National Day of Prayer Conflict with Separation of Church and State?

Did you know the National Day of Prayer was enacted on April 17, 1952 by President Harry S. Truman as a time to “turn to God in prayer and meditation?” This bill was challenged in 2010 by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb. She expressed it violated the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting… Read More Does the National Day of Prayer Conflict with Separation of Church and State?

Transgender, Transethnicity, Transage?

The Indiana State Legislature recently advanced Senate Bill 344, which extended limited civil rights to lesbian and gay people in employment, housing, and public accommodations. However, the bill did exclude protections for transgender people. Some Kokomo Common Council members of Indiana were not happy with the state’s decision. One member publicly expressed his desire to… Read More Transgender, Transethnicity, Transage?

What Jesus thought about Women in the Bible

Christianity elevated the status of women more than any other religious or political system during the first century. Jesus’ disciples included several women (Luke 8:1-3), a practice very rare among the rabbis of his day. Not only that, but Christ’s first recorded disclosure of his own identity as the true Messiah was made to a woman (John 4:25-26). This… Read More What Jesus thought about Women in the Bible