On The Flip Side: Here’s What I’ll Always Love About Evangelicalism


The other day I published a piece (if you didn’t catch it, you can here) that was a reflection of my own inner journey with much of Evangelical culture. The piece personified my difficult, often painful, relationship with Evangelical Christianity in America, comparing it to a difficult interpersonal relationship. The piece seemed to resonate with [Read More...]

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


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


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...]

The God of Do-Overs (what New Years reminds me of)


At midnight tonight, we’ll usher in a new year– 2013 is over, and 2014 will begin. Whether 2013 was a good year for you, or a bad, new beginnings are on the doorstep. One of the things I love about New Years eve, is that it reminds me that God is a God of do-overs. [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...]

Examples Of Anti-Christian Persecution In Present Day America

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In light of the fact that Phil Robertson’s employer has suspended him from the show Duck Dynasty over anti-gay and racist statements in a recent interview, I felt compelled to put together a list of examples of anti-Christian persecution in modern day America. I think it’s important for us as Christians to be aware of [Read More...]

If We’re A Christian Nation… When Will We Stop Bombing Weddings?

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In April, 2009, President Obama caught holy hell from the Christian right for saying that America was no longer a “Christian Nation”. His statement prompted a backlash from groups including Focus on the Family, who insist that America was, and forever should be, a Christian nation. Truth be told, I wish we were. The word [Read More...]

The Fundamentalist War on Christmas


For my last post on the “War on Christmas”, did you know that the historical and modern reality is that there actually has been, and still is, a war on Christmas? The crazy truth is that there actually is a war on Christmas– and it’s not being fought by the people you’d expect… the legitimate [Read More...]

Fox News Reports: Jesus Was A White Guy

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If we haven’t lost all reason to avoid Fox News at all cost, this is it… Fox News is on a new mission: keep Santa and Jesus white. As reported by Megyn Kelly today in a story about keeping Santa white, Kelly reminded viewers of an important “fact”– that in addition to Santa being white: [Read More...]

Why Is Mark Driscoll Getting A Free Pass On Theft? (a problem of power)


Unless I’m your only source to news from within Christian discussions, you’ve probably heard over this last week of the brewing Mark Driscoll scandal where he was caught plagiarizing in a few of his books. This case, is perhaps a slam dunk case of plagiarism as it gets, lifting whole passages nearly world-for-word from works [Read More...]