Seeking Commitment in a “No Strings Attached” Society

In the film, No Strings Attached, friends Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) hook up in what is commonly called a “friends with benefits” relationship (Beware: spoilers ahead!).  Basically, a friend with benefits is one that offers sexual intimacy without any obligations or commitments. In the film, Emma is the high-powered professional who setsContinue reading “Seeking Commitment in a “No Strings Attached” Society”

As clergy and as God’s “Church,” we have failed our society in so many ways

When I read about shootings at the Game Stop and at a house party last week, I became angry to hear that so many locals were killed or wounded by gun violence in our neighborhood. I was angry because it hit so close to home. These shootings weren’t in some far off slum, but happenedContinue reading “As clergy and as God’s “Church,” we have failed our society in so many ways”