Finding Jesus When You’re Adrift: The Benefit Of Being A Christian Outsider

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Today I take great comfort that Jesus came not for the people with their feet planted firmly on the shore, but for people like me who are often set adrift in the vast oceans of life– and who have no island of their own to drift towards. [Read more...]

Reclaiming The Immigration Discussion: Why Jesus Followers Need To Side With The Stranger

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When the people of Jesus reclaim the immigration discussion, we discover that immigrants should be able to move to any culture in the world and know that when they arrive, they’ll find guaranteed allies in the Christian community… I don’t know how things could get much clearer: if we’re not radically caring for, feeding and clothing immigrants, Jesus says we’re not really on God’s side at all. [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why Jesus People Ought Oppose The Death Penalty

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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...]

If We’re A Christian Nation… When Will We Stop Bombing Weddings?

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In April, 2009, President Obama caught holy hell from the Christian right for saying that America was no longer a “Christian Nation”. His statement prompted a backlash from groups including Focus on the Family, who insist that America was, and forever should be, a Christian nation. Truth be told, I wish we were. The word [Read More...]

Fox News Reports: Jesus Was A White Guy

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If we haven’t lost all reason to avoid Fox News at all cost, this is it… Fox News is on a new mission: keep Santa and Jesus white. As reported by Megyn Kelly today in a story about keeping Santa white, Kelly reminded viewers of an important “fact”– that in addition to Santa being white: [Read More...]

The Cross of Christ: The Symbol of a Tolerant God (my response to The Gospel Coalition)

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Are Christians called to be intolerant of other viewpoints and lifestyles? Is God himself an intolerant God? The Gospel Coalition says yes, on both counts. Last week, the Gospel Coalition encouraged readers to reject the concept of being “tolerant” of others opting instead for the emulation of God’s supposed “intolerance”. The piece, which you can [Read More...]

Help Me Pick a Cover for: “Undiluted– rediscovering the radical message of Jesus”

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That’s right folks– we officially have a name, and book cover options! Thanks to all who voted and gave suggestions for the book name– the final choice that my friends at Destiny Image Publishers and I decided upon was “Undiluted: rediscovering the radical message of Jesus”. I think it’s the perfect title for what this [Read More...]

Simple Life: why we need less stuff in our lives

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In February, I found myself spending time in the slums of Mumbai, India while on a research expedition for my dissertation on Human Trafficking in India. It had long been a dream of mine to spend time in the slums and make some friends. While many of my friends here in the west want to [Read More...]

Wrestling with God: (Why am I still convinced God hates me?)

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While I broke with fundamentalist religion somewhere around 2007, I still struggle. As any therapist will tell you, old mental habits take a long time to break. I’ve been reflecting on this lately during some sleepless hours, and have come to accept something: I still believe that God hates me. I don’t know why. Intellectually, [Read More...]

Common Objections & Misunderstandings on Christian Nonviolence

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One of the most difficult Christian doctrines to accept is the doctrine of Christian Nonviolence. The reason why it is among the most difficult Christian beliefs to embrace is because it directly contradicts what American culture has taught us from day one. However, the teachings of Jesus were always radical. They were in conflict with [Read More...]


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