Tales of a Male “Preacher’s Wife”

preachers wife

(This is excerpted from my full article featured this month in Sojourners Magazine and on the Sojourners website.) MY WIFE IS a pastor. Specifically, she’s the senior pastor of a prominent church in downtown Portland, Ore. I’m on staff too, but only part-time, and she enjoys telling people she’s my boss. Technically, I answer to [Read More...]

Mark Driscoll’s Oral Fixation

Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll

It’s no headline-grabber when Mark Driscoll does something to annoy me. It’s another thing entirely when he rankles his Baptist brethren. Many conservative radio stations run a program produced by Driscoll and Mars Hill, his church. But according to a recent BarthsNotes post, a 2007 sermon he offered in Edinburgh which then was broadcast on [Read More...]

Jimmy Carter vs. the SBC/Driscoll/Victoria’s Secret: A Sea Change?

Jimmy Carter offered an open letter a few years back (republished this week by Women’s Press HERE)explaining why he is divorcing himself from the Southern Baptist Convention after six decades as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. Basically, the SBC continues to legislate gender inequity from the top-down, cherry picking select verses to serve a desired [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Old Testament Sex” Edition (1 of 2)

There's this one position called the "Heber," where your partner drives a tent stake through your head at the end. Not pretty.

I’m so full-up on church signs that I’m offering a double dose for Easter. Enjoy this, the first of two installments. [Read more...]

My Frustration with Bell, Clinton and Obama on Marriage Equality

I know this may not be a popular position to take among my readers. After all, the last time I wrote anything even remotely critiquing or questioning Rob Bell, I got scathing responses. Oh, if folks only got so passionate about other things like, say, poverty. Anyway, I’m a real fan of Rob Bell. I [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Big Bone” Edition

They have to change the sign in the winter. yaknow, on account of shrinkage and all.

This week, we’re celebrating the time-honored tradition of accidental (we hope) innuendo. Kinda like the time in high school when I said “boobs” instead of “hypotenuse” during trig class. So embarrassing. VIDEO Church Sign Epic Fails “Papal Happy Hour” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Show Me the Money” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Apocalypse Now” [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Holy Sex” Edition

The folks who showed up thinking they were going to a seminar on "holey sex" were totally disappointed.

In church growing up I got two messages about sex: It’s dirty, and; Save it for the one person you love enough to marry. Got it! Wait… Church Sign Epic Fails, “Surgically Altered” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Show Me the Money” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Apocalypse Now” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Mormons [Read More...]

VIDEO Church Sign Epic Fails, “Surgically Altered” Edition

looking up

Hang on to your junk, folks. This one might sting a little…   Church Sign Epic Fails, “Surgically Altered” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Show Me the Money” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Apocalypse Now” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Mormons Rock” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Family Values” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Pass [Read More...]


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