The Evil Part Of Halloween You Probably Didn’t Think Of

Leftover-Halloween-Candy-Desserts

Every year in the lead up to Halloween, we see the many questions regarding Christian participation in this cultural holiday. Some say absolutely not– the day is pure evil. Others, such as good bud Kirk Cameron, say we should reclaim the holiday, with similar voices saying we should “be missional” at Halloween. Finally, there’s the [Read More...]

How Many John Crawfords Before We Admit There’s A Problem?

Screen_Shot_2014-09-24_at_3.45.41_PM.0.0_standard_755.0

I went to bed last night grieved. I woke up this morning grieved. Grieved for John Crawford, and grieved for my own children’s future in the land where there is supposedly “liberty and justice for all.” The question I’m wrestling with is, “how many?” How many John Crawfords, how many Mike Browns, how many _______ [Read More...]

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

Helping Hand

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...]

John Oliver Completely Nails It About Ferguson

Screenshot 2014-08-20 21.08.43

[Read more...]

Why We’re Still Unwilling To Admit To Systemic Racism in America

tensions-still-high-in-missouri-war-zone-after-mondays-riots

If you’re not up to speed on what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri, I hope you’ll go read up. What’s happening right now is a window into a very important chapter in our nation’s history– a chapter that will challenge us, and invite us to change if we’re willing. After talking about the unjust killing of [Read More...]

Frank Schaeffer Interviews Benjamin L. Corey: Undiluted

Screenshot 2014-08-13 20.27.42

On Tuesday I once again had a chance to spend some time with my friend, Frank Schaeffer, at his home in Massachusetts. While last time we sat down to talk about his book, Why I’m An Atheist Who Believes in God, this time we switched roles and he interviewed me about my soon to be [Read More...]

When We’ll Finally Care About Michael Brown

michael brown

In a news cycle that has been absolutely overrun by sadness and death lately, there’s one death that absolutely, positively, must not be overlooked: the death of an 18-year-old named Michael Brown. Brown was recently walking down the sidewalk chatting with a friend when he was abruptly executed by police in the streets– in full [Read More...]

What Both Sides Completely Miss In The Abortion Discussion

gty_abortion_demonstration_supreme_court_ll_130117_wmain

If we want to make any headway on this, we’re going to need to have a new discussion entirely– one that fully humanizes all life, and one that radically values the life of the unborn as well as the life of the post-born. Anything short of this new discussion of what it looks like to value life at all stages, will leave us spinning our wheels like the last generation has done.

I believe this next generation can do better.

I believe they’re ready for a new discussion.

And I believe that together, we can find a third way to approach this. [Read more...]

Peace In The Middle East: Could Christians Be The Barrier?

peace_talks

I appreciate the heart and intent of the pro-Israel movement; they’re simply trying to be faithful to the scriptures as they understand them. However, when our understanding of the scriptures causes us to reject the central mandates of peacemaking and enemy love taught by Jesus, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve misunderstood the scriptures. [Read more...]

On Mother’s Day, I Played “Mom” To The Motherless

2014-05-11 10.58.19-1

We often talk about the “fatherless” in reference to orphans, but why not the “motherless”? Moms are the bedrock of life– and on Mother’s Day my prayer is that we’ll remember that the “fatherless” are also the “motherless”. Today I had the chance to go worship with African Anabaptists, and I was drooling at the [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X