Five Ideas on Talking to Kids about Sexual Abuse in Light of the Church Scandal

As the news, discussion and church pulpit’s become places to hear about the latest round of Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Scandal stories thanks in part to the release of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Grand Jury Report, we have to wonder what news should be shared with young children. As I sit and listen at family gatherings and meals, I see inquisitive eight year old eyes wanting to know what everyone is talking about. It is…

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Psalms 55:22 – August 1, 2018

Softer than butter is his speech, but war is in his heart. Smoother than oil are his words, but they are unsheathed swords. Psalms 55:22 NABRE      Psalm 55 is a conversation the Psalmist is having either with himself or with the Lord. He has been betrayed by a trusted and familiar friend, someone who walked with him, even in fellowship to the Lord. This friend has turned on him and made himself an enemy. The…

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Is There Evil? A story of Crunches Grocery Store

God’s presence and authenticity is challenged by several different groups and many individuals. Yet, if we accept God we accept and recognize Evil, because God’s book tells us there is evil. One passage on evil is from Psalm 23 “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (23:4 ESV)  Another often spoken verse…

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