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…]

Early Praise for “postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?”

With just over a month to go before publication, I’m getting really excited to share my next book with Jericho/Hachette, “postChristian: What’s Left? Can We Fix It? Do We Care?” with the world. It’s receiving some strong early praise, including from Publishers Weekly, which says the book is, “expert at deconstructing false precepts, false practices, [Read More…]

The Problem Isn’t God; It’s Certainty

Uncertainty about the existence of God is not the same thing as certainty about the non-existence of God. I’ve enjoyed taking part in the “Subverting the Norm” conference this weekend with many of the forefront thinkers in what has been called “Radical Theology.” Although the word “radical” has sensationalist connotations for lots of people, it [Read More…]

Does Postmodern Theology Risk Becoming What It “Hates?”

I’ve been getting ready to head out to speak at the Subverting the Norm conference this past week or so, and in preparing, I’ve been talking though my presentations with my wife, Amy. Basically, the conference is a dive into the roiling waters of postmodern theological thought, with the aim of addressing the question of [Read More…]

Longing for the Unreachable God

I’ve wrestled for years with a Christian faith that focuses on personal salvation, on many levels, some of which I’m still excavating. First, the emphasis on individual salvation always seemed ironically selfish for a faith that seemed otherwise to be about putting yourself second to others. I also struggled with the idea that Christianity is [Read More…]

New “Hellbound?” Movie Challenges the Prospect of Hell

Apologies folks, but the review has been pulled for the moment. To be released in its entirety closer to the premier of the movie in September. For now, please check out the trailer Hellbound Trailer Theatrical Vimeo from Kevin Miller on Vimeo. Find other deets on the film at www.hellboundthemovie.com. [Read more…]

Don’t Think Too Hard; You’ll Kill God (Day Nine)

Amy and I covered Los Angeles on foot today. This morning we walked from Marina Del Rey to the Santa Monica Pier by way of Venice Beach, stopping for coffee on the pier. After lunch we walked over to a street called Abbot Kinney, which has been rated (by whom, I’m not sure) as the [Read More…]

Atheism: A Null Hypothesis on God

It’s funny, but I realized that when I talk about myself in relationship to atheists I often sound like a post-civil-rights white person trying to minimize the gap between myself and another group. I don’t have anything personally against atheists. Some of my best friends are atheists. I even like Ricky Gervais. He’s an atheist, [Read More…]


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