Identity Theft: When Politicians Hijack Jesus’ Name


Gotta say I’m a big fan of this church sign at my father-in-law’s church: It’s time to STOP: Using faith, Jesus and the Bible as a political platform; Cherry-picking from the Gospel based on what polls well; Claiming Jesus would be so myopic to identify with either of our major political parties; Calling yourself a [Read More...]

Ten More Cliches Christians Should Avoid


To learn about Christian Piatt’s new project, “A**hole Christian Survival Guide,” and to pre-order your copy, CLICK HERE. The humorous illustrated book will include these and other Christian cliches, games and a lot more.  After writing up my first list of Ten Cliches Christians Should Never Use, some folks wrote me with other suggestions. After simmering on [Read More...]

Christian Patriotism: Love for the “Other””


While at Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina recently, Deborah Arca (our progressive Christian portal editor here at Patheos) asked us to respond on video to how we reconciled both love of God and love for country. I struggled with the question, mostly because of the typical baggage that comes along with Christian patriotism, much [Read More...]