TWIR #2: Relationship between Baltimore and Marriage Equality? [Updated]

The Week in Review: Topic Two—Let’s look at the relationship between the tragic events in Baltimore this week and the historic arguments presented before the Supreme Court for marriage equality… Yes, only my mind thinks like this!1 When you have been taught that you have a constitutional democracy for, by, and of the people2, and you believe that government is… Continue reading

Christianity and Social Justice

“The poor you have with you always.” —Jesus And with that people who self label as Christians dismiss any obligation to help anyone but their religious leaders as they seek to curry God‘s favor and reap the bountiful blessings they believe are due them. It’s just easier. I stumbled upon1 this quotation that needs to sink deeply into the hearts… Continue reading

A Sermon that Resonates

I stumbled upon this by accident. Normally, I’m not patient enough to watch a YouTube video that’s 18 minutes long. But Dr. Ray immediately caught my attention with his concept of the Canon within the Canon. What he says in this short sermon resonates deeply with me. The message of the real Christ of the Canon is social justice. Faith… Continue reading

Happy Independence Day Weekend!

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]appy Independence Day! In 1776 the early American settlers obtained independence from religious and government tyranny. A nation was born—a place where people mattered: well, at least the white, wealthy, male, protestant people who owned land mattered. In these 235 years basically the only thing that has changed is who is perpetrating the tyranny. This nation still suffers from religious… Continue reading

My Growing Disgust Now Becomes Outrage!

The extreme, religious right-wing conservatives have won yet another significant victory in their efforts to force their world view down the throats of unsuspecting Americans. I personally don’t care what they choose to believe. But I take HUGE issue with their feverish evangelical approach to forcing everyone else in the nation live by their narrow belief system. In fact, I… Continue reading

Imagine My Delight: The Planets Align Again!

Yesterday was an interesting day for me—most days are, actually. But the planets seemed to be especially aligned, or maybe yesterday was a “rip, a hole in the time/space continuum” that “take us thru the event horizon.” * 1. I got an email invitation to connect with another Tim Tyson on a social network site. What was particularly interesting is… Continue reading