“Comfortable Myths” And Why Christianity Isn’t One

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The other day I wrote a post called Why I Couldn’t Be An Atheist Even If I Wanted To, where I wrote about some personal reflections and emotions that I experience when I consider the vastness and complexity of the universe. It wasn’t so much a post about atheism as it was a post about [Read More...]

Breaking: Mark Driscoll Resigns As Pastor of Mars Hill

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The long awaited answer from Mars Hill has come; Mark Driscoll has resigned his position as pastor of Mars Hill. The road has been long, the wounds have been deep, and so today I pray for the health and healing of the Mars Hill community, those who have been wounded and left the Mars Hill [Read More...]

How Violence Is Justified But Homosexuality Is Wrong, When You’re A Biblical Literalist

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I spend a lot of my time discussing Christian discipleship and educating people on the Christian doctrine of nonviolent enemy love. It’s not an easy game, but one that I like playing. One of my joys on the blog has been to watch people transform on the issue of enemy love– there have been so [Read More...]

What We Can Learn From The Failure Of The Religious Right (And Why They’re In A Panic)

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The Religious Right has failed, and now they’re panicking. They’ve been this way for quite some time, but I think we’re about to enter a new era of desperation as they attempt to plug the holes in their boat and keep it from sinking. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen any fresh and inspiring ideas produced from [Read More...]

10 Movies That Were More Biblical Than “Left Behind”

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Last night was the opening night of the “much anticipated” re-make of Kirk Cameron’s “masterpiece” Left Behind. I’ve been talking about the movie for a good long while on the blog, so I felt it only fair I go see the movie– which, I did. However, I didn’t want to subject myself to such torment [Read More...]

Suicide Prevention: It’s Time For The Church To Get Serious

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I wear a lot of labels in life– or perhaps from a different vantage point, I could say that people call me a lot of things. Whatever these labels I wear, whatever these words assigned to me, there is one label among them which I hate with every fiber of my being: suicide survivor. I [Read More...]

Jesus Says Those “Left Behind” Are The Lucky Ones (the most ironic thing the movie won’t tell you)

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In the lead up to the release of the remake of Left Behind hitting theaters in a few weeks, I wanted to take a moment to tell you about the most ironic thing the Left Behind movie (or rapture believers) won’t tell you about getting “left behind.” The basic premise of the theology is this: [Read More...]

Why Jesus Wants You To Stop Spanking Your Kids

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When NFL player Adrian Peterson was recently arrested and temporarily suspended for child abuse (after beating his child with a tree branch) it sparked a new public discussion on the practice of corporal punishment. Many have become abuse apologists, quickly rising to Peterson’s defense and citing their Christian right to strike their children. Others have [Read More...]

Is It Time To Remove The Flag From The Church Sanctuary?

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If one were to walk into an American Church, it’s far more likely than not that somewhere on the stage in the sanctuary, there will be found an American flag. This tradition is one that spans across a wide-variety of faith traditions, from Catholic to Evangelical, Mainline, etc., and is not limited to a certain [Read More...]

Dear Fundamentalist Trolls: You’re Not Helping Anyone (and I say this in love)

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Dear Fundamentalist Trolls of the Christian Internet, As much as it might shock the world to hear me say this, you and I are technically on the same team. I know you don’t believe we are, but if you consider yourself to be a Christian and follower of Jesus, we’re both part of the Church, [Read More...]


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