No Girls Allowed

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Following is a reflection that is part of a larger Heretic’s Guide to the Bible something weekly lectionary study. CLICK HERE,  or on the banners at the top or bottom of this post,  to learn more or to become a subscriber.    Summer is a relatively slow time in church life, and as such, it is [Read More...]

Exodus International’s Alan Chambers: Bending History’s Arc

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For more than a generation, the gay conversion organization known as Exodus International has been one of the most prominent Christian symbols of LGBT intolerance.  They have practiced what is commonly called “reparative therapy” to supposedly remove the urges of same-sex attraction from those who seek to become straight. I have personally written at great [Read More...]

Nature’s Elegant Geometry: Signs of God?

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Amy and I try to take Mondays off together. It’s our only time without kids but with each other and few job demands looking over us. Yesterday after lunch on the east side of Portland, we decided to check out the famous Rose Gardens near Washington Park. We had heard a lot about them but [Read More...]

Five Questions with Sarah Thebarge, Author of “The Invisible Girls”

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Sarah Thebarge is the author of The Invisible Girls, a new memoir from Jericho Books. I was fortunate to get a few minutes to ask her a few questions about her touching, funny, compelling new piece of work. Q:  Your book is about Somali Refugees and also about your survival of breast cancer.  How do you write [Read More...]

If Cheerleaders Don’t Convert You, Chuck Norris Will

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You know, I always hedge when people ask me where I’m from, because the second I tell them I was born and raised in Texas, all kinds of stereotypes pop up in the conversation. Yes, I can read. No, I’m not a Republican. Yes, I’m a Christian. No, not that kind. No, I don’t ride [Read More...]

Holy Rollers and Drunk Disciples

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Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) Gospel John 14:8-17, 25-27 Phillips still doesn’t get that Jesus and God “the Father” are one and the same. But Jesus gets over being annoyed pretty quickly and assures him that he (and we) can and will do even greater things than Jesus when we do them [Read More...]

Tattoos for Jesus/Christian’s Larry David Meltdown

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Jordan and Christian are finally back together after weeks of travel, and they catch us up on their adventures, including why Christian nearly lost hist sanity trying to park his car in Mexico. They talk with Chris Baker of Ink 180 Tattoos about his tattoo ministry with former gang members and sex workers. His story is inspiring and is [Read More...]

Beyond Sequestration, Christianity Quietly Converges

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I’m taking an early Spring Break this week and will be running a guest blogger series featuring some of my favorite writers. Today meet biblical scholar and author, Dr. Eric Elnes. The move to “sequestration” in Washington, DC is the most recent product of a three-decade trend toward political polarization in America.  Yet in the [Read More...]


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