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What Would Jesus Do With Donald Sterling? Forgive and Tell Him to Sin No More

Donald Sterling, the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers professional basketball team, received a lifetime ban from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Tuesday for making racist remarks in a recording with an alleged mistress. Sterling was also fined $2.5 million and pressure for him to sell the team is intense. But I wonder, would Jesus have taken the same action as the NBA?

By | 2014-04-30T13:08:06+00:00 April 30th, 2014|My Blog Post|Comments Off on What Would Jesus Do With Donald Sterling? Forgive and Tell Him to Sin No More

Ignoring an Inequality Culprit: Single-Parent Families

Yet in the current discussions about increased inequality, few researchers, fewer reporters, and no one in the executive branch of government directly addresses what seems to be the strongest statistical correlate of inequality in the United States: the rise of single-parent families during the past half century.

By | 2014-04-21T16:16:41+00:00 April 21st, 2014|My Blog Post|Comments Off on Ignoring an Inequality Culprit: Single-Parent Families

What Was the Crucifixion Like?

The whip the Roman soldiers use on Jesus has small iron balls and sharp pieces of sheep bones tied to it. Jesus is stripped of his clothing, and his hands are tied to an upright post. His back, buttocks, and legs are whipped either by one soldier or by two who alternate positions.

By | 2014-04-18T15:44:16+00:00 April 18th, 2014|My Blog Post|Comments Off on What Was the Crucifixion Like?

Political and Pulpit Sex Scandals: Should Christians and Christian Journalists View Them Differently Than Non-Believers?

This week two sex scandals - one involving a national political figure and one a prominent pastor - are making national headlines. Sadly, it's not the first time nor will it be the last we will see these types of stories surface. But as a Christian and a journalist, I am asking myself how I should view and report them.

By | 2014-04-10T12:48:51+00:00 April 10th, 2014|My Blog Post|Comments Off on Political and Pulpit Sex Scandals: Should Christians and Christian Journalists View Them Differently Than Non-Believers?