What Franklin Graham Is Wrong About Today (my head is about to #$@ing explode edition) As a Christian, I am almost at a loss for words. Over the course of time, there has been no shortage of things Franklin Graham has been wrong about. Nor has there been any shortage of issues where he boldly issued sharp, public rebukes, against those he thought were wrong. And certainly, Franklin Graham has been the last person to hesitate issuing strong condemnations of movements, political… Read more

(Addendum: a point several have missed in this article is that it is not a critique of how all anti-fundamentalist type parents raise their kids. I am an unfundamentalist parent, and proudly so. This is a self-critique of my own parenting that I came to see through honest conversations with other parents like myself– other parents who admit this same blind spot– and an attempt to point out that some times we can push back so hard against the rigidness of… Read more

So you’re a Christian church goer. The sign on your church says “all are welcome” and you take great pride in telling people about your church, and inviting them to attend. When they arrive, you have greeters and hospitality teams who run right up to them, making sure they know the sign was right– they are welcome. You say you welcome all, and you do. And yet, with all the great pride you take in welcoming everyone, you have overlooked… Read more

Are we called to forgive those who hurt us? What does that even look like? Read more

Did the genocide of the Canaanites happen? Here are a few facts Christians should know. Read more

Before I begin, if you’re an atheist coming here looking for a fight, I’m the wrong guy. Yes, I’m a Christian (okay, the Religious Right would take issue with that claim, but whatever), but I have the utmost respect for my atheist friends and colleagues– especially the fruitful dialogue we have, and the many areas of common ground that can be discovered when we take the time to listen to one another. One of those colleagues I respect is Hemant… Read more

I don’t think I believe in ghosts– I suppose I’m open to the possibility, but never in my life have I seen an apparition of anything ghost-like. But while I don’t believe in ghosts, I have been “ghosted” and it remains one of the more painful and destructive experiences in my whole life. Ghosting is something that can happen to anyone, in any social circle, or from any particular social group. However, we American Christians seem to have perfected this… Read more

Remember that a big part of why this happened is because you were someone who dared to risk–and that’s the only way worth living, even if there’s a shipwreck in your story. Read more

There’s a dire famine striking East Africa. Here’s how you can help. Read more

Can modern science prove that Genesis 1 is actually true? Yes, but not in the way you’re thinking. Too often Christian discussions around Genesis and the connection to science focus on debates that are ultimately irrelevant. For example, whether or not the days in Genesis were actual 24 hour days, metaphorical for longer periods of time, or a completely poetic bronze age attempt to explain the origins of the universe, is ultimately irrelevant to how we live in the here and now…. Read more

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