Dear Friends, The Camp Fire that burned up the beautiful town of Paradise (population 27,000) near Chico (about 80 miles southeast of Redding) now ranks as the deadliest fire that the United States of America has suffered in a century. To give you some perspective, the second worst fire in California history killed 29 people … Continue reading The Nation’s Deadliest Fire in a Century
Dear Friends, Until now, I have been too numb, too shocked, to write about the Camp Fire, the most devastating fire that California has ever seen. On Thursday November 8, 2018, this speed-fire -- within eight hours--engulfed, gulped down, and swallowed whole the 27,000 population, beautiful town called Paradise, which lies about 90 miles away from … Continue reading Paradise Lost: New Worst Fire Ever in CA Still Burning
In the twentieth century, one of my favorite writers, Dorothy Sayers, wrote a now-famous little treatise titled, "Are Women Human?" Today I'd like to ask a more twenty-first century question: Is it masculine for a woman to be like Jesus? When recently my husband attended a men's event at church, he came home with an … Continue reading Part 1: Is it Masculine for a Woman to Be Like Jesus?
One of the many blessings of my childhood is that Mrs. Hill, my Sunday School teacher for fourth grade, challenged us kids to memorize I Corinthians 13, which I did. I've gotten rusty on it though, so I want to memorize it again. The first time I did so was with The Living Bible translation. … Continue reading I Corinthians 13 — Something to Memorize
Friends, This is God's timing. Just this morning, a podcast telling my story was released. After you hear Lina Abujamra's Hope Podcast Episode 5, you may wonder where things stand in the Simpson saga right now, today. So let me try to explain. Most private colleges and universities in America were founded as Christian institutions. … Continue reading What Happened To Me At Simpson: Listen to Hope Podcast #5
Dear Friends, In this post-Christian, post- Hosanna-Tabor society a very important question emerges: Where does religious freedom begin and end for religious organizations and their employees? Do employees who work for ministries have any civil rights? Do their employment contracts count? Can they be lied about -- with impunity -- on corporate microphones? Can ministers … Continue reading Third District Court in California Holds Religious Organizations Accountable For Employment Contracts, But Not …
Not all lawsuits are the same. Some are potshot attacks hurled by activists who plot against practicing Christians such as Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker who was minding his own business, found himself being targeted by the Colorado government on account of his Christian belief in traditional marriage. By contrast, other lawsuits are legitimate cries … Continue reading How Could Anybody Sue A Christian School?