LGBTQ Rights And The Hypocritical Christian Outrage Over Sharia Law

For some reason I have a lot of anti-Muslim articles and blogs that flow through my newsfeed. Recently it’s been around the issue of Sharia law– Christians warning that America must not allow Sharia to be practiced in the United States; arguing that Sharia is oppressive, and that others should not be forced to live [Read More…]

5 Reasons Why I’m A Christian Who Stopped Supporting Israel

Growing up conservative Evangelical, we loved Israel as much as we loved America– probably even more. And why not, right? We truly believed that among the world’s nations, God actually has a favorite– and that he will curse anyone who doesn’t blindly support his team. When you sincerely believe that, there’s little room left for actually thinking, because [Read More…]

Three Things Jesus Would Be For Halloween This Year

It’s almost Halloween, and as we know, Christians have some mixed feelings on this. The other day I wrote that as Christians, we should welcome any opportunity to inject beauty into the world, and Halloween is one of those opportunities. In fact, I think it’s actually a huge opportunity the people of Jesus would do [Read More…]

Sarah Palin, Our Source For What The Bible “Really” Teaches On Violence?

On October 30th a new Christian documentary will hit theaters– and I’m excited about it. The Armor of Light is poised to be an excellent conversation starter for a question I’ve long asked: shouldn’t pro-life mean all life? And shouldn’t that mean we talk about our love affair with guns? I was fortunate enough to be [Read More…]

A Reasonable Middle-Ground For Being A Christian At Halloween

It’s almost Halloween, and kids everywhere are already bracing for the impending sugar rush that is about to commence. This is also the time where Christians sometimes begin discussing the holiday, often leaving the impression that there are two options for the Christian. Of course, the fundamentalists go bonkers at Halloween; last year someone gave [Read More…]

Toddlers Killing With Guns: It’s Not a Gun Issue, It’s a SIN Issue

Earlier this week, the Washington Post reported an issue that’s likely raising some eyebrows: toddler shootings. Now, this isn’t toddlers being shot, but toddlers actually pulling the trigger on someone else. As the Post reported, there have been over 43 shootings by toddlers just this year– that’s an average of one per week. Certainly, this [Read More…]

90% Innocent: How America Is Creating Terrorists Faster Than We Can Kill Them

People aren’t born terrorists. No one crawls out of their mother’s womb, finishes weaning and learning how to walk, and then finds their first words to be words of hatred. No one is predestined to become a terrorist, and terrorism isn’t some genetic issue. Rather, terrorists are created out of otherwise beautiful image bearers of the [Read More…]

Mike Huckabee Endorses Selling Poor People As Slaves (not even making this up)

Republican presidential candidate and Baptist preacher, Mike Huckabee, is endorsing a policy that sounds reeeeeeaaal Christian like. In a radio interview with Iowa’s Jan Mickelson, the two spoke of America’s broken justice system- a topic I’ve written about at TIME, previously. Certainly, our justice system is broken with a capital B. Between an incarceration rate that is [Read More…]

If The Bible Commands Us To Bless Israel, It Commands Us To Bless Muslims Too

With violence erupting between the nation of Israel and the Christians and Muslims referred to collectively as the Palestinians, so also have American Christians taken to the airwaves to pledge their unwavering support for Israel. Certainly, for those of us who grew up in fundamentalism, blind and unwavering support for the modern state of Israel [Read More…]

How To Live Relatively Safely, Without Owning A Defensive Firearm

I’ve always wondered why the gun lobby seems to keep sending us the message that a gun is the best way to ensure personal and home safety. Strike that– I know why they send the message: the gun lobby sells guns. Despite the fact that having a gun in your home increases your risk of gun-death, somehow [Read More…]


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