The Ultimate Ways We Can Reduce and Prevent Terrorism

We live in a world that is sadly marked by violence and terrorism. It seems like very few days go by, if any at all, without some horrible act of terror or random violence. Even as I write this, news reports are flowing in of yet another terrorist act– this time in England. The lead-up [Read More…]

Why Impeaching Trump Could Make Everything Way, Way Worse

Excited about the potential impeachment of Donald Trump? So was I at first, but here’s a few things to consider that might keep you up at night: Pence could be a worse president, because he is just as extreme as Trump but comes across much more “presidential” which would more quickly normalize extreme beliefs. There’s [Read More…]

No, Christian Pacifists Are Not Cowards (But Christian Gun-Slingers Might Be)

I am a follower of Jesus of Nazareth, which naturally means I am a Christian Pacifist. I refuse to use violence against my enemies or intentionally harm them in any way, even if they harm me. I will love my enemies, I will die for my enemies, but I will never kill my enemies. In [Read More…]

Why Traveling Can Be A Critical Aspect Of A Healthy Spiritual Life

Can traveling be a critical aspect of a healthy spiritual life? Can traveling be a Christian act of worship? Yes, I think so. In fact, few things have impacted my life and my heart the way traveling has. I got my start traveling when I was just 14 and still a freshman in high school. [Read More…]

For Those Who Say “It’s The Job Of The Church To Care For The Sick, Not The Government’s!”

Okay, my fellow Christians. We should chat. Last week the House of Representatives voted to repeal Obamacare, and a lot of you were actually celebrating this development even though estimates are that at least 24 million people will lose access to healthcare if this bill becomes law. When pressed as to why the people of Jesus– [Read More…]

Silly Liberals: Here’s 5 Reasons TrumpCare Will Make America GREAT Again

Wait, TrumpCare will make America GREAT again? Yes, in many ways it will. I’ve been a life-long pessimist but recently have begun trying to change that. I think optimism can be a choice– we just have to learn how to creatively look at the bright side of any given situation. So, I decided to stop being [Read More…]

No, Franklin Graham, It’s Not A Woman’s Fault For Being Violated (What FG Is Wrong About Today)

In our ongoing series, What Franklin Graham Is Wrong About Today (a series with never-ending fodder), we find ourselves going back to the traditional fundamentalist playbook: Blaming a woman for being violated. A few years ago Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, was sunbathing at private villa in France and she happened to be topless. She [Read More…]

Jesus Will Magically Make You Un-Gay? (What Franklin Graham Is Wrong About Today)

Is being gay a sin that you can simply repent from by becoming a Christian? Does asking Jesus into your heart make the gay go away? That seems to be the sentiment being expressed by Republican Policy Lobbyist, Franklin Graham, who is on an anti-gay binge on his Facebook right now. (For those unfamiliar, Franklin is [Read More…]

5 Reasons The “Prosperity Gospel” Is Actually A Non-Christian Religion

Does being a good and faithful Christian result in good health, along life, having an abundance of possessions, and material wealth? [Read more…]

Church Isn’t Something You Do On Sundays (Lies Killing The Church)

Church isn’t something you do on Sundays– it was supposed to be far more beautiful than that. [Read more…]