Pat Robertson to Ken Ham: “Let’s Not Make A Joke Of Ourselves”

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Pat did it again– he said something that was both reasonable and true all at the same time. In his final analysis of the Ken Ham debate, Pat now says in reference to Ken Ham’s version of young earth creationism: “There aint no way that’s possible… It’s time we come off of that stuff…  let’s [Read More...]

How Ken Ham Just Carried The Entire Jesus Movement Backwards

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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

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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

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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...]

Atheists Have Their Kirk Camerons Too.

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Even atheists have fundamentalists who desire to antagonize, not dialogue. My question is: why do we keep feeding the system that makes us enemies? [Read more...]

Justice Delayed: About That Time We Executed A Child With A Bible

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Too often we’re sent the message that we’re most doing the work of God when we proclaim God– but I believe we’re also doing the work of God when we seek to restore broken and unjust social systems that keep us from experiencing the truth that we’re all the same. [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why Jesus People Ought Oppose The Death Penalty

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Now is the time to begin teaching people that following Jesus means we must oppose the death penalty. Here are 5 reasons why: [Read more...]

Justice Broken: How A Poor Theology Of The Cross Created America’s Broken Justice System

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America’s justice system is broken, but why? The ultimate reason can be traced back to the influences of the penal substitution theory of the atonement which focuses on punishment, not restoration. To fix America’s broken justice system, we must recover a better understanding of the justice of the cross. [Read more...]

Christian Outsiders: Why The Religious Right Is Losing Control Of The Future Of American Christianity

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The great, vast landscape of American Christianity is in the process of changing– something that should bring us great encouragement. Christianity has always gone through such changes at the chagrin of those who dominate culture. The process goes something like this: reformers begin to challenge the status quo, challenge those in power, and eventually win [Read More...]

A New Way I’m Dealing With Hate Mail: Reply, But Be Funny And Obnoxious (like this)

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There are a variety of opinions on how to manage hate mail: I say, reply– but be funny and obnoxious. Here’s the funny way I responded to one reader earlier today. [Read more...]


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