The Un-Christian Nature Of New “Religious Freedom” Laws

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Kristen Powers and Jonathan Merritt had a great article the other day pointing out the hypocritical nature of these new “religious freedom” laws that are cropping up in many states. Such laws are clothed in terms of freedom for Christians, while being incredibly un-Christian at the core. In short, these laws are designed to give [Read More...]

How Ken Ham Just Carried The Entire Jesus Movement Backwards

Ken Ham wasn’t the only person who lost something in the debate– you and I lost too. As Jesus followers, he just made our job to create more Jesus followers more difficult because we must now convince people that his views are not simply a misrepresentation of science but a misrepresentation of what it looks like to be a Christian. [Read more...]

The Future of Progressive/Emergent Christianity: Three Steps Toward Shaping The Future

As people who often find themselves on the margins of faith, it would be easy to just pack up and go “be” somewhere else. However, the key to the future rests in whether or not we can learn to be right where we’re at, and bring change to American Christianity in a subversive, inside out and upside down way. Here are the three steps I think we need to take in order to help the next generation discover a new kind of Christianity. [Read more...]

10 Reasons I’m Glad I Came Out As A Progressive Christian

If you in a conservative expression of Christianity but secretly a “progressive”, life can be lonely. While there are certainly some risk involved in “coming out progressive” I believe the benefits outweigh the losses, and that being open and true to who you are, is the best course of action. Here are 10 reasons why I’m glad that I came out as a Progressive Christian: [Read more...]

Your Same Sex Marriage Hasn’t Affected The Sanctity Of Mine (an apology to the LGBT community)

A new study shows that divorce rates are highest in areas with conservative Christians– not just for themselves, but for their neighbors as well. I think it’s time we apologize to the LGBT community for accusing them of harming the “sanctity” of marriage. [Read more...]

Dear Evangelicalism: I Don’t Think This Relationship Is Going To Work.

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If evangelicalism were a person, here’s what I’d need to say: So, Evangelicalism… it’s me. I’m guessing this won’t come as a huge shock to you because our relationship has been strained for quite some time now, but I need to tell you: This relationship isn’t working for me anymore. I wish I could say [Read More...]

American Slavery, Marriage Equality, and the Wrath of God

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Reflecting back on the movies I saw in 2013, the most powerful movie was hands down 12 Years A Slave. If you haven’t seen this movie, I hope you will as soon as it is out on DVD– this is one of those movies that will seriously disturb you, but for all the right reasons. [Read More...]

10 Reasons Why I’m Falling In Love With Pope Francis

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Pope Francis was recently named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, a choice that I think was spot on. When Pope Benedict vacated the papacy, I don’t think any of us expected what has come to a realization in Pope Francis: a Pope that looks a heck of a lot more like Jesus than any [Read More...]

10 Reasons Why Reading The Bible Makes Us More Progressive

In a piece I published yesterday, (Study Shows: Reading Your Bible Often Makes You More Liberal), we took a look at a study I read the other day which showed the more often people read their Bible, the more liberal/progressive they become. (In yesterday’s article I used the term “liberal” but in today’s I’m using [Read More...]

Study Shows: Reading Your Bible Often Will Make You A Flaming Liberal

Ok, well… maybe not a “flaming” liberal. I just said that to get you to click the link… by now, you should know I like provocative titles that get you to read articles (a tactic you are completely validating, I might add). BUT, a study I read the other day does show that the more [Read More...]


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