Year: 2017

Heidi’s Thoughts

McReligion: Tilting at Windmills

As I listen to Evangelical America today, I recall the Tony Compolo quote: I have three things I’d like to say today. First, while you were sleeping last night, 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition. Second, most of you don’t give a shit. What’s worse is that you’re more upset with the fact that I said shit than the fact that 30,000 kids died last night. I am reminded of the people who raged because so many marched wearing pussy hats to protest the sexual assaults by men on women and girls. One woman in Franklin,

Heidi’s Thoughts

Coerced Nationalism

Here we are again…  the leader of the country demanding the suspension of an athlete for not worshipping a national symbol. Let’s look at a historical story that may provide insight into our times. In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. Several Jewish youth were taken from Jerusalem and brought to Babylon to serve the Babylonians. In the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign as king in Babylon, God sent him a dream of a great statue made of various metals and substances. The king was

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