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Sarcastic Lutheran

Imago Dei: A Sermon on Suicide, Caesar, and Beautiful Newborns

I believe with all my being that those who leave this world, even by their own hand, are held in the same pure love of God from which they were born.

The God Article

How a Simple Thing All Gamers Know Can Help Save the Church

There’s a strange and very unbiblical thing in us playing a big role in slowly destroying the Church. And it is all too human.


When Our Daughter Came Out

Four years ago our daughter came out to us. She was 20. Here’s one of my first thoughts: we’ll never be the same in the church.

The View from Dixon Hall

Masking our Faith: Ebola, Dallas, and the Church

What the case of Thomas Eric Duncan proved to me, and unfortunately the rest of America, is that Dallas doesn’t have an Ebola Crisis. It has a faith crisis.


Doctrine DOES Change

The Catholic church has changed innumerable doctrines, and saying that it’s just a change in interpretation is semantics.


Dear Millennials: Sorry We're So Obsessed With You

The thing is, we are scared. We are afraid, now that you’ve dumped us, that no one will ever love us again.


Gods and Kings Leave Ladies in Waiting: Reflections on the new film Exodus

As I watched in awe of Ridley Scott’s filmmaking brilliance, part of me wondered when we will stop replaying, rehashing and repurposing the old stories of men.

Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome

Five Lies Christians Tell about Mental Illness

Lie #1: God doesn’t give you more than you can handle.

Christianity is Changing

Do Christians Communicate with their Dead?

There is no singular view of the ‘spirit world’ in the Bible. Rather, the Bible evidences a number of views that are determined and influenced by various cultural and religious worldviews.

Rachel Marie Stone

The Things We Can't - and Shouldn't - Make Our Children Do

It is right and good and wonderful to be engaged in our children’s lives, to dream dreams of their success and happiness and blessedness. But there's much we can't - and shouldn't even try - to control.

The Spiritual Landscape

Social Media Chaos, Leadership Crises, and General Theological Seminary

What was already chaotic became tragic for the Seminary in the space of just a few hours, as an internal crisis became a public crisis.

Emerging Voices

Metamorphosis: Healing and Transformation

When I speak about spiritual woundedness and church-hurt, which seems to be more and more lately, I use the metaphor of childbirth.


Why “terrorists” are suddenly attacking Canada

The answer isn’t complicated. We are exporting violence right now at a level not seen in some time. Not only are we launching air strikes against ISIS, we are also exporting fighters on the other side. Therefore, it’s only natural that someone would seek to even out the exchange. We aren’t importing terrorists, but we are certainly importing [Read More...]

Progressive Christian Video Gallery

Frank Schaeffer and Brian McLaren: Conversations about Change

John and Catherine Shore: NALT Christians

Brian McLaren on Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World

Video Courtesy: Jericho Books

Marcus Borg, Brian McLaren, Diana Butler Bass and Others on Progressive Christianity

Video Courtesy: Living the Questions

Beyond the Either/Or God with the Rev. Yvette Flunder

Stanley Hauerwas on Prayer

Video Courtesy: Living the Questions