What To Do When You’re Not Going To Get To Watch Your Kids Grow Up

This blog was supposed to have a way cooler title. I had longed for the day when I’d write this. I’ve had it written in my mind for about three years; it was originally to be called, “Our Family Just Grew by Four Feet!” and it was going to have a cute picture of four little [Read More…]

Sorry, Folks: A President Can’t Just Abolish The Second Amendment

Some things never change. One of those things that never change is that right-wing folks will consistently try to scare the public regarding the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It doesn’t matter if it’s a presidential race, a congressional race, or the aftermath of one of America’s daily mass shootings, the message is the [Read More…]

The Total and Complete Biblical Case for Supporting Donald Trump

As I had expected, the #NeverTrump movement among evangelical Christians was short-lived. What was once a strong, “Hell no!” has slowly become a, “Well, we probably oughtta.” Some prominent Christians have shifted dramatically between these two camps, with folks like Wayne Grudem now switching sides and arguing that voting for Trump is a “morally good [Read More…]

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Why We Need To Stop Divorce-Shaming Conservatives (And Everyone Else, Too)

I get it– when we think people are being hypocrites it’s hard to not point it out. I’ve done it. Jesus did it. We’ve all done it. But honestly, I’ve grown tired of the way the Progressive tribe tends to divorce-shame conservatives, and it’s time to speak up about it. (And before you skip to the [Read More…]

5 More Things Christians Should Remember This Election Cycle

  Political season is a challenging time for Christians—or at least, it should be. The American political system is unique in many ways. Much of this uniqueness is good and worthy of respect and even admiration at times. However, the American political system is also unique in the divisive way it separates Christians from one [Read More…]

No, A Hillary Presidency Won’t Be The End of America

Those who know me know that I’ve never been much of a Hillary fan—I’m still not, all things considered. However, as I have been outspoken in my criticism of the ideas and values of Donald Trump, I’ve found myself amazed at the number of people who view Hillary Clinton as somehow morally equal to him. [Read More…]

I’m A Progressive Who Admires The Courage And Integrity of Ted Cruz

It’s no secret– I’m not a fan of Ted Cruz. In fact, I found him to be the least desirable out of all the of the Republican candidates who sought the presidency this year. I believe his ideology is dangerous. I believe his ideas are wrong. And as a fellow Christian, I think Ted Cruz has [Read More…]

I’m A Privileged White Guy, So I’m Giving Away My Vote This Election

It’s the height of election season in Americaland. While many of us probably already feel over-saturated from an election cycle that lasts waaaaaay too long, the intensity of the election is about to hit its final stretch as both the Republicans and Democrats kick off their conventions this month. While I enjoy staying up-t0-date on [Read More…]

5 Reasons You Might Want To Stop Judging Others

Standing in judgement over other people is one of the most simultaneously natural and unnatural things we do in life. It is natural– or perhaps I should say, instinctive– because the desire to judge others goes back to the original sin described in the book of Genesis. It is unnatural all at the same time, [Read More…]

Declaring Independence from Violence on the 4th of July

When confronted with problems, the United States has a history of bold ideas, of path-finding people, of those willing to suffer for the sake of their children. We are “can-do” folks — and this July 4, it’s time to start another revolution. Historians tell us that more human beings were killed by other human beings [Read More…]