Christian Ghosting: The Destructive Christian Practice We Don’t Talk About

I don’t think I believe in ghosts– I suppose I’m open to the possibility, but never in my life have I seen an apparition of anything ghost-like. But while I don’t believe in ghosts, I have been “ghosted” and it remains one of the more painful and destructive experiences in my whole life. Ghosting is [Read More…]

Some Things to Remember When Life Feels Like a Shipwreck

Remember that a big part of why this happened is because you were someone who dared to risk–and that’s the only way worth living, even if there’s a shipwreck in your story. [Read more…]

Food Crisis in Kenya: 5 Signs of Hunger I’ve Never Seen (A Guest Post From East Africa)

There’s a dire famine striking East Africa. Here’s how you can help. [Read more…]

How Modern Science Proves A Critical Aspect of the Genesis Creation Narrative

Can modern science prove that Genesis 1 is actually true? Yes, but not in the way you’re thinking. Too often Christian discussions around Genesis and the connection to science focus on debates that are ultimately irrelevant. For example, whether or not the days in Genesis were actual 24 hour days, metaphorical for longer periods of time, or [Read More…]

Yes, There’s An American Christian Taliban– and Yes, We Need To Stand Against Them

I am a Christian. I grew up in Sunday School memorizing Bible stories as the teacher illustrated and taught each one on an old green felt board. I grew up going to Church not just on Sunday mornings, but Sunday evenings, too. And of course, there was the Wednesday night prayer meeting as well. When [Read More…]

5 Things I Wish Conservative Christians Understood About Muslims

Conservative Christians seem to have a lot of opinions about Islam and our Muslim neighbors. Those opinions are often grossly misinformed at best. I’ve met very few conservative Christians who have spent any considerable amount of time in friendships with Muslims; it’s also true that I’ve rarely met an overly anti-Islamic conservative Christian who has studied [Read More…]

Franklin Graham: Forcing People To Get Married Is A Great Idea

Forced Marriages: What Franklin Graham Is Wrong About Today   I thought I had seen it all, and then today came. The Fundamentalist Pope, Franklin Graham, is praising Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza for FORCING people to get married. Yes, that’s right– forced marriage. President Nkurunziza is a professing Christian who is serving a questionable third term [Read More…]

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…]