The GOP Shutdown is a Godsend for the Emergent/Convergent Progressive Churches and Will Pay my Electric Bill Too!

I predict that the slow falling away of a whole generation of evangelical young people from fundamentalist faith – and not a few older folks like me too – has just been exponentially accelerated. Thank you Jesus! Thank you Ted Cruz! The shutdown has not only laid bare the stupidity of the right wing hostage takers running and ruining the Republican Party, it’s also exposed fundamentalist American religion to the harshest light of day as never before.The root cause of the shutdown is the evang … [Read more...]

Why I Just Asked Nadia Bolz-Weber to Marry Me or at Least Let Me Tattoo Her Face on My Chest

 This is the Nadia picture I'm tattooing on my chest.From: Nadia Bolz-Webber To: Frank Schaeffer Subject: your new book And God Said, "Billy!"Fri, Sep 20, 2013 7:40 amIt's like nothing I've ever read, Frank. Amazing! Here you go!"Only Frank Schaeffer could write a novel that details the hilarious absurdity of Christian Fundamentalism only to then enter the confounding beauty and redemptive mystery of Christian liturgical transition. A novel for anyone who … [Read more...]

Nadia Bolz-Weber and the Liturgy

I met Nadia one morning over early coffee. I saw the tattoos and wondered who this was.Later that day I heard Nadia speak about liturgy.How did that voice, the voice of patristic ancient liturgical tradition come out of this tall tattooed lady?Patristics-- the study of the Early Christian writers that are designated Church Fathers -- love of liturgy and tattoos???So WHO is Nadia, where did this person come from? What on earth..?Now comes the glowing, gleeful answer: … [Read more...]


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