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April 18, 2012
Death by Faith Healing: a Church/State Separation Dilemma
The sovereignty of religion in the United States is a thorny issue when it comes...
April 14, 2012
The Vasectomy: A Conversation with My “Boys”
Got some good news last night; the first printing of PregMANcy is finally in the...
April 11, 2012
Childless Woman: “I Wanted That Suffering.”
I was pretty sure my parents were insane when I was a kid. It never...
April 10, 2012
My Son’s Special New Talent (Video)
In honor of my new memoir, PregMANcy, coming out, my son (the subject of much...
April 07, 2012
Childbirth, C-Sections and the Violence of Creation
Given the themes during Holy Week of death, suffering violence and, ultimately, resurrection, I thought...
April 03, 2012
Letter From a “Demon Possessed” Woman
It's interesting how certain patterns emerge in our lives sometimes. Part of it, I expect,...
March 31, 2012
PregMANcy: The Video
This is a funny little trailer my son, Mattias, and I put together to tell...
March 19, 2012
Stuffed Cows and the Self-Imposed Cost of Free Grace
Each of us is our own worst enemy at one time or another. My eight-year-old...
March 17, 2012
Sex, Babies, Music, Gas and Politics: My Chat with Carol Howard Merritt
Author, speaker, pastor and God Complex Radio show host Carol Howard Merritt invited me on...
March 11, 2012
Seven Reasons Why Young Adults Quit Church
From time to time I revisit the question: why are young adults walking away from...
March 02, 2012
The Pee Stick (PregMANcy)
Four weeks from now, on April 1st, Chalice Press will release my first memoir, titled...
February 28, 2012
The Heart of All Anxiety: Fear of Loss
I got emails from my mom and uncle about Nana, my last living grandparent. The...
February 27, 2012
If It’s Armageddon, Do I Have To Do My Homework?
My son, Mattias, was in a religious school in town for a while for preschool....
February 23, 2012
Mules, Sex and Rick Santorum
As a blogger, I could not ask for a more interesting presidential candidate than Rick...
February 22, 2012
My Boy’s Legacy of Obsessive Behavior
I write about Mattias a lot. There's plenty of material there. It's become particularly interesting...
February 16, 2012
Miracle Pregnancy, Despite “Santorum Birth Control” Method
BREAKING NEWS February 16, 2012 Jeff Spagniola of Durham, North Carolina, was stunned when his...
February 15, 2012
Hottest Topics of the Past Month
I decided it was kind of fun to go back and see what folks are...
February 14, 2012
Something in the Blood
Usually when I hear people talk about finding the good in the midst of a...
February 11, 2012
The Birth Control Web Gets Stickier
Barack Obama made a public effort this week to reach a compromise with religious employers...
February 10, 2012
Is Social Media Making Kids Sick?
More than a dozen high school girls and one adult at LeRoy High School in...
February 04, 2012
I’m an A**hole Dad
(From my memoir, PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date, on faith,...
January 31, 2012
On Asperger Syndrome and Broken Hearts
Our son, Mattias, is eight years old. Everyone thinks their kid is special, and in...
January 26, 2012
Attending Your Own Funeral
I've been writing this week about inspired vision and embracing radical change even in the...
January 20, 2012
I Continue to Fail “The Poor”
I'd like to think I'm pretty consistent in my advocacy for the poor. I have...
January 19, 2012
Kobe Bryant, the NBA and “Gay” Redemption
I can't stand Kobe Bryant. A lifelong basketball fan, I was as excited as everyone...
January 06, 2012
Witnessing God in a Bloody Face
When your three-year-old daughter walks into your room at 2:30 in the morning covered in...
January 04, 2012
Same Old Sh*t (part 2 of 2)
I posted part one yesterday of "Same Old Shit," excerpted from my upcoming memoir, PregMANcy:...
January 02, 2012
Same Old Sh*t (Part 1 of 2)
My memoir on faith, family and fatherhood called PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude and...
December 30, 2011
Top Christian Sterotypes of 2011
This has been quite a year for Christians. Actually, it's been more of a year...
December 30, 2011
Early Buzz for PregMANcy (and a free book offer)
I'm getting seriously excited about the release of my memoir, PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little...
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