Chris Kyle, Andrew Howard Brannan, and the American Legacy of Violence


Any culture has a difficult tendency to send conflicting messages on an array of issues, and American culture is no different. This fact is especially true when it comes to one of America’s hallmark characteristics: violence. The use of violence towards others is at the very foundation of the American identity– it’s how we were [Read More...]

If God Still Smites Places, Texas Is Begging To Be Messed With

They say “Don’t mess with Texas,” but if God still smites places, they sure are about to tempt him. Now, truth be told, I don’t believe God smites places– I believe Jesus is God, and Jesus obviously doesn’t smite places, but I don’t think that means we should just go around asking for it. Texas [Read More...]

Justice Delayed: About That Time We Executed A Child With A Bible


Too often we’re sent the message that we’re most doing the work of God when we proclaim God– but I believe we’re also doing the work of God when we seek to restore broken and unjust social systems that keep us from experiencing the truth that we’re all the same. [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why Jesus People Ought Oppose The Death Penalty


Now is the time to begin teaching people that following Jesus means we must oppose the death penalty. Here are 5 reasons why: [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why We’ve Let MLK Down

Every generation seems to be blessed with at least one prophetic voice, and the generation before mine had MLK. However, as I reflect upon King’s dream, I can’t help but honestly admit, that in so many ways we have failed to listen to this modern prophet. I fear that if King were to see us [Read More...]

Study Shows: Reading Your Bible Often Will Make You A Flaming Liberal

Ok, well… maybe not a “flaming” liberal. I just said that to get you to click the link… by now, you should know I like provocative titles that get you to read articles (a tactic you are completely validating, I might add). BUT, a study I read the other day does show that the more [Read More...]

10 Things You Can’t Do and Still Call Yourself “Pro-Life”

Being “pro-life” had always been something that was central to my identity. I learned early on, that in order to be a good Christian, one was expected to be “pro” or “in favor of” life- which made complete sense, and still does. As Jesus followers, we follow the one who can lead us to eternal [Read More...]