But Here’s 5 Reasons Why American Evangelicalism Completely Lost Me

The other day I wrote a post on 5 areas where I find myself unable to connect with some aspects of Progressive Christianity, which has generated plenty of discussion. Some of it has been helpful, and some just proved my point about the need to police the borders of a label. While there are some [Read More…]

Why Nonaffirming Evangelicals Can Still Support Marriage Equality (And Should)

Can a conservative evangelical Christian who holds the personal theological conviction that homosexual behavior is sinful, still support civil marriage equality? That’s what the folks at Evangelicals For Marriage Equality are arguing, and I wholeheartedly agree. If you are a conservative evangelical who is not affirming of same sex marriage theologically, I hope you’ll consider [Read More…]

The Evangelical Mess: Why American Evangelicalism Reminds Me Of My Kid’s Bedroom

My daughter is a completely normal child.

Which means, I’m not a major fan of how clean her bedroom is. The other day I took a picture of the mess and jokingly told her that if she didn’t clean it I’d post the picture on my blog. However, while we were kidding around about it, it struck me: the status of her bedroom right now sure does remind me a lot about the status of American Evangelicalism at the moment.

I am growing wearing about all things Evangelical, just like at times I grow weary when I open that closet door in her room. So, here are 5 reasons why American Evangelicalism reminds me of my kid’s bedroom: [Read more…]

The Day Evangelicalism Died

One of my favorite songs as a kid was American Pie (The Day The Music Died) about the death of Buddy Holly. It’s one of those tunes you just never get out of your head. In the opening lines he talks about hearing the news that Buddy Holly had died and says: “I can’t remember [Read More…]

On The Flip Side: Here’s What I’ll Always Love About Evangelicalism

The other day I published a piece (if you didn’t catch it, you can here) that was a reflection of my own inner journey with much of Evangelical culture. The piece personified my difficult, often painful, relationship with Evangelical Christianity in America, comparing it to a difficult interpersonal relationship. The piece seemed to resonate with [Read More…]

Dear Evangelicalism: I Don’t Think This Relationship Is Going To Work.

If evangelicalism were a person, here’s what I’d need to say: So, Evangelicalism… it’s me. I’m guessing this won’t come as a huge shock to you because our relationship has been strained for quite some time now, but I need to tell you: This relationship isn’t working for me anymore. I wish I could say [Read More…]