How Violence Is Justified But Homosexuality Is Wrong, When You’re A Biblical Literalist

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I spend a lot of my time discussing Christian discipleship and educating people on the Christian doctrine of nonviolent enemy love. It’s not an easy game, but one that I like playing. One of my joys on the blog has been to watch people transform on the issue of enemy love– there have been so [Read More...]

What We Can Learn From The Failure Of The Religious Right (And Why They’re In A Panic)

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The Religious Right has failed, and now they’re panicking. They’ve been this way for quite some time, but I think we’re about to enter a new era of desperation as they attempt to plug the holes in their boat and keep it from sinking. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen any fresh and inspiring ideas produced from [Read More...]

10 Movies That Were More Biblical Than “Left Behind”

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Last night was the opening night of the “much anticipated” re-make of Kirk Cameron’s “masterpiece” Left Behind. I’ve been talking about the movie for a good long while on the blog, so I felt it only fair I go see the movie– which, I did. However, I didn’t want to subject myself to such torment [Read More...]

What “I Value The Sanctity of All Human Life” Usually Doesn’t Mean (but should)

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Last night I finally sat down to watch some of the speeches from a conservative political event that recently took place. I’m not sure why I did that to myself, but I did. I’ve been actively working to purge myself of wasting time on the politics of the Empire, but old habits die hard, especially [Read More...]

How Many John Crawfords Before We Admit There’s A Problem?

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I went to bed last night grieved. I woke up this morning grieved. Grieved for John Crawford, and grieved for my own children’s future in the land where there is supposedly “liberty and justice for all.” The question I’m wrestling with is, “how many?” How many John Crawfords, how many Mike Browns, how many _______ [Read More...]

Suicide Prevention: It’s Time For The Church To Get Serious

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I wear a lot of labels in life– or perhaps from a different vantage point, I could say that people call me a lot of things. Whatever these labels I wear, whatever these words assigned to me, there is one label among them which I hate with every fiber of my being: suicide survivor. I [Read More...]

Jesus Says Those “Left Behind” Are The Lucky Ones (the most ironic thing the movie won’t tell you)

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In the lead up to the release of the remake of Left Behind hitting theaters in a few weeks, I wanted to take a moment to tell you about the most ironic thing the Left Behind movie (or rapture believers) won’t tell you about getting “left behind.” The basic premise of the theology is this: [Read More...]

Why Jesus Wants You To Stop Spanking Your Kids

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When NFL player Adrian Peterson was recently arrested and temporarily suspended for child abuse (after beating his child with a tree branch) it sparked a new public discussion on the practice of corporal punishment. Many have become abuse apologists, quickly rising to Peterson’s defense and citing their Christian right to strike their children. Others have [Read More...]

Is It Time To Remove The Flag From The Church Sanctuary?

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If one were to walk into an American Church, it’s far more likely than not that somewhere on the stage in the sanctuary, there will be found an American flag. This tradition is one that spans across a wide-variety of faith traditions, from Catholic to Evangelical, Mainline, etc., and is not limited to a certain [Read More...]

5 Things To Consider Before Taking The Left Behind Movie Seriously

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On October 3rd, 2014 American movie theaters will again be flooded with yet another Christian movie– a remake of the Left Behind cash cow that has taken Western Christianity hostage for more than a generation. Recently it was made public that one of the producers of the movie is none other than Duck Dynasty’s Willie [Read More...]


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