Emasculation in Translation

See Paul McCain’s post, Avoid Gender Neutrality Like the Plague–about translation issues in the Bible and the Book of Concord, and ideologically based decisions to translate “men” as “people.” This past Sabbath, I was preaching a “men’s ministry” sermon (focusing on Joseph’s example), and wanted to close with a traditional hymn, “Rise Up, O Men…

Santorum on Church and State

Rick Santorum, described as a likely presidential candidate, is giving stump speeches in which he rejects the separation of church and state–especially Kennedy’s legacy. He claims the idea is not part of American heritage, that Jefferson’s use of the phrase meant only to protect the church from the state. He wants the church to be…