For The Good Of The Global Church, Mark Driscoll Should Resign

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I don’t know about you, but truth be told, I’m exhausted from all things Mark Driscoll. In fact, I’ll be happy if this is the last post that I ever write about him. For the past few years, there has been a never ending flood of Driscoll news and scandals that got to the point [Read More...]

Fight Human Trafficking in The Dominican & Start an Undiluted Journey!

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Human trafficking is estimated to be the second largest criminal enterprise in the modern world. This modern slavery is legal no where, yet practiced everywhere– and exists in many forms. Sex trafficking, labor trafficking… people bought and sold as if they were a product to own instead of a child of God. As many know, [Read More...]

A Few Things I’ve Learned As A Christian Outsider

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The American Christian landscape in our current context seems to have a steady stream of people who feel like outsiders– out of place everywhere, at home nowhere. While many of the changes we’re seeing in American Christianity will be net positives in the end, the process of reforming and has left many exhausted, and on [Read More...]

Don’t Worry, The “Great Tribulation” Was In The Past

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One of the most profoundly misunderstood passages in all the Bible is the Olivet Discourse found in Matthew 24. Those of us who grew up in a doom-and-gloom version of Christianity probably know parts of this passage well– it’s the one that talks about “earthquakes, wars and rumors of wars”, as a sign that the [Read More...]

Gun Training A Mandatory Part of School? (Yes, Gundamentalists Exist)

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People wonder why I push back against gun culture so hard, and well, the guy in this NRA News video is my answer. The commentary argues from the standpoint that instead of anti-gun policies we need policies that assume people need guns and that “guns make life better”. In the perfect world he describes, people [Read More...]

So Listen– It’s Not Religious Discrimination Just Because You Can’t Discriminate.

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Earlier this week, the President signed an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. In a supposed civilized society with a separation of church and state, such a measure should be welcomed by all because anti-discrimination policies protect the rights of everyone. For me, anti-discrimination laws transcend theology and [Read More...]

Support Marriage Equality? You’re Part of Satan’s Church (Says MacArthur)

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My old friend Johny Mac who not long ago told parents of adult children who are gay to shun them and “turn them over to Satan”, has now stepped up the game– this time, he’s defining “Satan’s church”. And well, you can probably guess the key issue he uses to define “Satan’s church”… yup, marriage [Read More...]

The Potential Beauty That Could Come From Dying For An Enemy

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As I sit down to write this post I’m realizing that I’m probably going to get branded as “that guy who writes about nonviolence”, but I can think of no core aspect of the message of Jesus that I’d rather talk so much about. Nonviolence is one of those utterly insane ideas that becomes ridiculously [Read More...]

What Jesus Would Have To Say About The Current Immigration Crisis

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Over the past few weeks, the current immigration crisis has boiled over in a way we’ve not seen before now. We’ve seen literally thousands of often unaccompanied children spilling over the southern US border fleeing poverty and violence in their Central American homelands. The children who have successfully made it into the US are being [Read More...]

No, Jesus Didn’t Command We Own Weapons

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Perhaps one of the most abused passages in all of scripture these days is Luke 22:36. The issue comes up often, and is a predictable comment that ends up in any thread where I discuss nonviolent enemy love… “But didn’t Jesus command that his disciples carry swords?” To arrive at the position that Jesus endorses [Read More...]


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