Submit to the Law

God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, wrote the Bible and God knew that this day would come. Peter, foreseeing that the Church could come under attack for failing to obey local law, exhorts us to obey all laws.

Intolerance

Intolerance is anathema to Christianity, in theory, so it is particularly warped that Evangelicals have developed a very strong climate of intolerance based on Bible passages. Society, by-and-large and increasingly so, is tolerant.

So Which is It?

Sodom and Gomorrah was God's way of making a very important point. It was relevant to the age, when a minute human population had a vast world to populate and subdue. We don't live in that age.

No You Can’t

Some people would answer NO, you can't be redeemed and be gay. Christians seem to be botching our outreach to the LGBTQIA+ community so badly that many people think that we're mean, hateful people.

A Phylogenetic Tree of Life

Back in the early days of using DNA in systematics, when PCR machines (polymerase chain reaction) were cool new toys, the data was fragmentary. We were a grad student in one of the molecular labs sequencing plant DNA.