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April 9, 2019

“Jesus is Lord!!!”...

This is a common refrain in the Christian world. It usually refers to putting Jesus first in one’s life, serving God’s agenda for making more disciples and leading a holy life above all human desires. It can be used to mean a for...

December 22, 2018

When you think of God as father, what comes to mind? A loving figure? A distant one? Is he merciful? Does he have a righteous and justified wrath? Or is he something more sinister?

The connotations that each of us infer from the notion are as varied a...

December 21, 2018

If you close your eyes and consider a word that gets right under your skin, what do you think of? 

Is it the sound of the word, as it rolls off your tongue that leaves you ill at ease?  My hubby often uses the word “discombobulated". The jumble of con...

November 20, 2017

To step into Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral is to enter a sanctuary of peace away from the parking lot freeways and the constant hustle that is Los Angeles. As the oaken doors solemnly close behind you, shutting out the bright sun of So...

June 21, 2017

In my recent article, Is Believing in Hell Bad for Your Mental Health?, I explored the scientific evidence that belief in hell is a significant contributor to mental illness and can actually cause damage to the brain and heart. I also established tha...

April 15, 2017

I write today to Christian parents of LGBTQ children who are worried about their kids - struggling with this whole thing. From a Mom’s heart to yours.


Easter is the day Christians celebrate new life in a risen Savior. It’s a day to think about crucif...

April 13, 2017

I first encountered Andy Warhol as a freshman in college. A friend, an art student, invited me to an art show at Michigan State University where one of Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans was on exhibit. I was aware of his work, but had never encountered i...