Throuples

Throuples

If you have not heard yet, the new word (already made official by the Urban Dictionary) is “throuple” (“three” + “couple”). Doll, Kitten and Brynn, three women, are now “married” in Massachusetts. Brynn and Doll have been legally married for a few years; Kitten only recently joined the couple, complete with a wedding ceremony. They [Continue Reading…]

Postmodernism 8 – Churches

Postmodernism 8 – Churches

One of the differences between “modern” churches and “postmodern” churches is the way they seek to “do church.” The modern churches have been heavy on programs – Sunday School, children’s church, youth programs, camping programs, visitation programs, and on the list could go. The postmoderns are more interested in relationships. They are generally not interested [Continue Reading…]

Joy to the World

Joy to the World

A few years ago I was in Kuala Lumpur (KL), the capital of Malaysia in late November. Malaysia is a “secular Muslim” country with some interesting political quirks. About two-thirds of the people are Muslim, and Islam is the official, constitutional religion. All ethnic Malays are by law automatically Muslim; any Malay that leaves Islam [Continue Reading…]

Bach and the Bible

Bach and the Bible

Each year during the fall, Judy and I have the privilege of living in Watertown, Wisconsin where I teach on the faculty of Maranatha Baptist Seminary. One of the “perks” of being here is the opportunity to enjoy some fine cultural events. A few weeks ago we attended a concert on the campus. Philip Gingery is an [Continue Reading…]