Five Reasons We Still Need Intentional Community (Regardless of Your Faith)

To be honest, I don’t care if you go to church or not. From my experience, going to church doesn’t necessarily make people kinder, more generous or even more Christ-like. It’s like the old saying goes: going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than sitting in a garage makes you a car. [Read More…]

Sophia Rising: A Revolution of Strong Women is Coming

We’re witnessing what I see as the beginning of a feminine revolution in the United States. And it could change everything. There are some more obvious indicators of strength, like the fact that one of the strongest contenders in the 2016 presidential race is Hillary Clinton. But there’s much more going on than that if we [Read More…]

Racist Flags, Greece Sags, Jurassic Drags (CultureCast)

Hey, wait a minute. This podcast has always been a low-rent, seat-of-the-pants kinda thing. And now it’s getting all fancy and crap. Guess all the monumental fame and fortune of podcasting (ahem) is going to their heads. Actually, it’s just what happens when you bring on someone like John, a former podcast producer for CNN [Read More…]

God is Transgender

I had a text discussion this morning with two of my theological colleagues, and one asked if we felt the “cosmic Christ,” was necessarily male or female. This also led to our understanding of the Holy Spirit, and ultimately to how we understood God. And it was then that I came to a realization about [Read More…]

Gay Marriage is Legal; SCOTUS Dissent is Shameful

In a historic 5-4 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples. Swing vote Anthony Kennedy recognized that, as our understanding of human beings changes, so should the understanding of how our institutions accommodate and recognize them. He cited the example that rights for women have shifted [Read More…]

Charleston Church Shooting: The Danger of “All Are Welcome”

Dylan Roof, a 21-year-old white male, entered Emanuel AME Church Wednesday (one of the city’s oldest historically black churches) and joined the congregants for a prayer meeting for about an hour. He then opened fire and killed nine in attendance, including a state senator. He is now in custody and the shooting is being ruled a [Read More…]

Rachel Dolezal: Transracial, Passing or Blackface Liar?

Rachel Dolezal, the woman who was born to racially anglo parents, headed the Washington State NAACP for years and self-identifies as black, has officially broken the internet. In an eight-minute interview on the Today Show with Matt Lauer, she went public to address allegations that she has deceived friends, colleagues, and has co-opted a racial [Read More…]

Why Do 3-Year-Olds Die? Pat Robertson: “He Could Grow Up To Be Hitler”

700 Club leader and purveyor of no shortage of off-balance comments on his TV offered a staggering response to a caller who asked him what she should say to a grieving coworker who recently experienced the death of her three-year-old son. His advice? Tell her it was a good thing, because he might grow up [Read More…]