Christians And The Pledge of Allegiance: It Should Be A Closed Case Now #TortureReport

Earlier this year I wrote a piece on why Christians might want to abstain from reciting the pledge of allegiance which generated some good conversation, but also received a bit of push-back as well. My arguments against saying the pledge of allegiance are essentially two-fold: Jesus taught his disciples to not take any oaths but [Read More...]

The Top 5 Most Moving Christmas Songs I Listen To

 It’s almost Christmas! With that, comes Christmas music– music is one of those things for me that can make or break my holiday spirit. This year I was determined to have a good holiday season, so I started listening to Christmas music a bit earlier than most years.  Of course, when it comes to Christmas [Read More...]

Fox News: If You’re Going To Run For President You Can’t Talk Like Jesus

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I’m not supporting either party for president next year, and for the most part want to stay out of the debate, but some stuff you just can’t ignore. Last night on Fox News, Col. Oliver North admitted that right-wingers such as himself believe that Jesus followers are “not just naive and utopian” but “irrational,” and [Read More...]

Why Cops Are Killing Unarmed People: Understanding The Big Picture

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Between John Crawford, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and a host of other people of color (including children such as Tamir) gunned down at the hands of America’s police forces, we’ve been having a national discussion on race. It’s been a good discussion, a worthy discussion, and a discussion that must continue. However, the [Read More...]

You Don’t Have To Be In The KKK To Still Be A Racist

The events in Ferguson, Missouri that led to the death of Michael Brown have now become about so much more than just what happened (or didn’t happen) in Ferguson– they’ve sparked a national discussion on racism and race relations in America. For whatever evil has occurred, there are now many good things flowing from this [Read More...]

Crime & Punishment In America: Maybe We’re Doing It Wrong?

10.2 million people sit in prison cells today around the world– and almost half of them are right here, in the United States. While in the US we like to boast about being “#1″ we forget that we’re actually #1 at a lot of things that we probably shouldn’t be proud of– and having the [Read More...]

An Evening With Frank Schaeffer

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For those who have read my friend Frank Schaeffer’s book, Why I’m An Atheist Who Believes In God, or for those interested in knowing someone else who wrestles with matters of faith and belief the way you might, here’s a great video to check out. Frank recently gave an author talk as part of his [Read More...]

10 Things Christians Should Consider On Black Friday

Every year Americans kick off the Christmas season by heading out to the stores to score some deals on what has come to be known as “Black Friday,” and this year will be no different. Before that day hits us at the end of the week, however, there are a few things I hope that [Read More...]

If God Still Smites Places, Texas Is Begging To Be Messed With

They say “Don’t mess with Texas,” but if God still smites places, they sure are about to tempt him. Now, truth be told, I don’t believe God smites places– I believe Jesus is God, and Jesus obviously doesn’t smite places, but I don’t think that means we should just go around asking for it. Texas [Read More...]

Being Christian In A Post-Christian World (That God Show, Episode 11)

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Like it or not, the Christian stage is changing. The era of Christendom that has existed since the time of Constantine is quickly crumbling and a new, somewhat undefined chapter, is sweeping across Christianity– one that many are beginning to call the “Post-Christian” era. This Christian “climate change” is one that begs a lot of [Read More...]


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