Hijacking The Government: What Franklin Graham Is Wrong About Today

In what will be a surprise to no one, Franklin Graham has come out in strong support of Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who is refusing to issue marriage licenses because of her “deeply held beliefs” against same sex marriage. She has fought through every legal avenue, and lost. Now she will likely face contempt of court charges that could lead to some harsh financial penalties or eventually jail time. Franklin Graham took to Facebook and said the following: “I’m thankful… Read more

A Sincere Question For My Friends Who Believe In Hell

Here on the blog and That God Show, we’ve talked quite a bit about the concept of hell and have gone in-depth as to why I believe hell is not a biblical teaching. Yet, even using scripture as the foundation for a hell-free eschatological and theological viewpoint, many Christians are completely unwilling to reconsider their views on hell in light of what the Bible teaches. Why this is the case, I have no idea. One would think that folks would… Read more

Don’t Fear The “Homosexual Agenda”, It’s The Ammosexual Agenda That’s Concerning.

I grew up being warned about the “homosexual agenda”, and for many years I believed the hype. It was almost as if LGBTQ individuals were part of the illuminati and secretly controlling world leaders with the goal of establishing a one-world government— one that would force every person on earth to daily pledge allegiance to the rainbow flag or something. It took me well into adulthood to realize that this was all nonsense. When I finally learned about the gay agenda for… Read more

BREAKING: Josh Duggar Checks Into Long-Term Treatment Facility

Continuing the long saga of Josh Duggar, it appears he has now checked into a long-term treatment facility following the most recent revelations that he had an Ashley Madison account. The following statement was just released by the Duggar family on their official blog: “We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, care and prayers for our family during this most difficult situation with Josh. As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son’s decisions and actions. His… Read more

Flamethrowers: The New & Totally Crazy Addition to the 2nd Amendment Debate

They’re banned from use under international law, but not banned in the United States– unless you happen to live in Maryland. With just 10 pounds of combustion, this new consumer grade weapon spews out fire that’s hot enough to completely melt a human being. Ah, the beauty and destructive power of a flamethrower. What used to be something you just saw in a movie is now something you too can own here in ‘Merica, thanks to the geniuses who are now… Read more

The Type of Christian You’ll Want to Surround Yourself With (And The Type to Avoid)

For those of us on a Christian journey that flows in and out of certain categories and labels, there can be a tendency to surround ourselves simply with other Christians who fit a certain label or definition. This could be a good thing, and could be a bad thing, depending on circumstances at the time. There have been times in my journey where finding a particular clique was helpful, but also times where a new clique became a drain on my own… Read more

John Piper: Women Not Suited For Most Jobs In The World

Pastor John Piper, a leading figure in Reformed Christianity, was recently asked the question: “Should women be police officers?” He answered the question on his podcast, Ask Pastor John, in Episode 661. His response wasn’t surprising, but what was surprising was how far he took the concept– one that is dangerous, and one I pray my teenage daughters never hear. Piper begins his answer where he should have ended it:  “My sense is that it is unwise to make a… Read more

If God Only Made Male & Female, What About Intersex?

I think I’ve heard the phrase “in the beginning God made them male and female” a hundred times in response to the sex/gender discussions of our time. The phrase works like a trump card to win a theological discussion on anything from LGBTQ issues to how Target should organize their toys. However, each time I hear someone say “God made male and female” as if that’s all he made, the question that comes to my mind each time is: “What about… Read more

What Franklin Graham Is Wrong About Today (vol 1): Gendering Toys

While I prefer to ignore some of the loudest and most obnoxious voices within Americanized Christianity, some are just so loud and so damaging that ignoring is not an option. Like talking to someone with food stuck in their front teeth, sometimes it’s almost impossible to pretend you didn’t see it and thus say nothing. In light of that, here’s introducing a new and ongoing series called What Franklin Graham Is Wrong About Today. (You’re welcome.) Vol.1: Gendering Toys Franklin Graham’s latest… Read more

How To Be A Progressive Christian Without Being A Grump About It

So you’re a Progressive Christian? Great, we welcome you. Whether you’re a Mainline Progressive™, a Progressive Evangelical™, or in the category of I Don’t Know Where The Heck I Am Anymore™, we welcome you under our ginormous tent. (There’s free beer and wine in the back if you’re interested.) You’ll find plenty of friends here who will walk with you and inspire you along your personal journey. But I’ll warn you… you’re also going to meet a few Progressive Grumps™…. Read more

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