I’m a white male in North America’s upper middle class

I’m a white male in North America’s upper middle class.This inglorious inheritance of slaveholders, misogynists, and war-makers shapes what I experience and, just as importantly, do not experience—i.e., what black men undergo in our country’s criminal and judicial system or even during casual traffic stops and what women of all races and classes endure when confronted by our culture’s everyday sexism and what gay women and men face in the daily bigotry (or worse in the all-too-common violence … [Read more...]

I think it is time we talk to our “enemies” when we can… When Trump is gone, what’s left? We have to rebuild… so I’m starting a new blog with a self-described redneck evangelical (Luke Moon). We plan to act as if we can get along and have a rational discussion about life, faith and politics. Here’s our first joint effort. I hope you follow us.

I think it is time we talk to our “enemies” when we can… When Trump is gone, what's left? We have to rebuild... so I’m starting a new Patheos blog with a self-described redneck evangelical (Luke Moon). We plan to act as if we can get along and have a rational discussion about life, faith and politics. Here’s our first joint effort. I hope you follow us. READ HERE``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````P.S. If you want to know a little more about … [Read more...]

Here’s A Reason Why I Bother Writing– “Frank, I need the rawness. I need the dirt. I need the profanity.”

I got this email from someone I'll call "Wounded Recovering Evangelical", who gave me permission to post it here but says "That being said, please remove all the identifiers. When I say we’re from rural parts, I mean that. Everybody knows everybody. Our people are bible thumping (and twisting), Obama hating, tea party rednecks, bitter and broken and full of indoctrinated blame... "So here's the letter emailed from somewhere in the South: "My name is ---, 43 years old, husband, father. I was … [Read more...]