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September 13, 2018
Who Is My Neighbor? Kevin Yoder’s Ugly Campaign Tactics and Creating An Other
In my sermon on Sunday, I talked about the power of fear in our current...
September 06, 2018
“Anonymous” is No Hero: And That Op-Ed is Not Resistance, It’s Privilege
For starters, that New York Times op-ed—the one that's breaking the internet?—it isn't at all...
August 24, 2018
A Border Wall Won’t Protect Against Toxic Masculinity
The death of Mollie Tibbetts is horrifying. A guilty verdict for her killer, Cristhian Bahena Rivera,...
August 23, 2018
Toppling of Silent Sam: The End of Another Battle in a War We Can’t Quit Fighting
Guest post by the Rev. Chris Furr As an undergraduate at UNC, I took a...
August 21, 2018
Tracking and Other Morally Repugnant Campaign Tactics Undermine Our Nation
Editor’s note: “Political tracking,” the practice of following candidates and constantly filming their public statements,...
August 10, 2018
If You Aren’t Progressive, What Are You? (Hint: It’s Not Conservative)
New trend: political ads in which a GOP incumbent says that his opponent is "too...
August 07, 2018
The Unengaged: America’s Real Third Party
The church I used to serve in Phoenix shared space with a preschool. It was...
July 19, 2018
Say What’s True: What Would Wouldn’t Do
What would, would not. And could, couldn't go. Or as we say down home, Can't...
May 15, 2018
The Real Cost of Evangelical Influence in Foreign Policy
Trump’s evangelical voter base has taken on a larger-than-life influence in this administration. And it's...
May 04, 2018
The Stormy Pamphlet: A Hamilton Parody for a President and a Porn Star
As the Trump-Stormy Daniels debacle continues to make headlines, enjoy this spoof on "The Reynolds...
April 24, 2018
Women in the House: Tammy Duckworth (and her baby) Make Way for Equal Representation
It's a good week for girls. Sen. Tammy Duckworth was already killing it as the...
June 21, 2016
And This Will Be Our Penance
Just to recap... Conservative leaders are running on platforms of "zero tolerance" for terrorism--and Muslims in general,...
February 27, 2016
Dear Millennials: I Don’t Care If You Come to Church
Hey, Millennials. Listen. I no longer care if you come to church or not. I...
January 19, 2016
Chapter and Verse: Why Faith-Based Voting is a Bad Idea
This story about Donald Trump speaking at Liberty University is so full of gross things,...
November 11, 2015
Liberals Love America Too
We rail against gun culture, the gross injustice of capitalism, and the disintegrating lines between...
September 23, 2015
Get it Together, America–We’ve Got Company
Maybe this week in U.S. news is no more embarrassing than any other. But I...
October 31, 2012
Cut and Paste
I've had a startling revelation--I'm conservative. At least, the elements of my life reflect conservative...
October 25, 2012
How God Gets Stuff Done
It seems Mr Mourdock didn't get the message--that when God wants to get something done,...
October 24, 2012
A Bad Political Hair Day
That's what I would say, if you were slinging your hair around my territory. Alas,...
October 17, 2012
Primetime Throwdown (yes, Brian Williams just said ‘throwdown…’)
It was a long night. I went to sleep at a decent hour, then woke...
February 08, 2012
The Faulty Filter
I don't understand much about phishing scams, or how the low-lives who run them turn...
February 03, 2012
A Profound and Prophetic Response
BOYCOTT JCPENNEY! WE DON"T WANT TO THINK ABOUT GAY PEOPLE WHEN WE"RE SHOPPING FOR OUR...
September 08, 2011
The Sacred Struggle
"The middle ground lies in the struggle. The acceptance that, when violence becomes necessary to...
August 09, 2011
Stop Making Me Look So Hot!
There are bad pictures out there, of every single one of us. Images of ourselves...
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