Archives for March 2009 Deletes My Post Questioning the Gender of God

As you might know, most everything I post on this blog appears simultaneously on, the largest Christian website in the world (with 3 million views a month, and some 250,000 subscribers). In the two years I’ve been writing it, Crosswalk has only twice asked me to remove something I published on my Crosswalk blog. [Read More…]

Must God be a He-Man?

“Christians go crazy if you in any way suggest that God isn’t a man,” said the first big-deal person in Christian publishing to read the manuscript of my book, I’m OK–You’re Not: The Message We’re Sending Nonbelievers and Why We Should Stop. He was advising me to cut the passage below from that book’s introduction. [Read More…]

Quick: What’s the Most Diverse Religious Group in America?

(The article below, written by John Ridley, is on today’s The Huffington Post. You can see the original here.) If you said Kabbalah, you spend too much time reading People magazine. If you said Muslim, you’ve probably read the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies “first comprehensive study of the Muslim American community and its habits, [Read More…]

My Favorite “Seinfeld” Moment!

About two years ago I bought seasons 1-8 of “Seinfeld” from a guy selling them on Craigslist for $35. One of the great cheapo buys of my life. But I was crushed (well: I was semi-mooshed) to discover that the “Seinfeld” moment that for some 10 years I’d been replaying in my head and completely [Read More…]

Sexuality: Christian Friend or Foe?

In Christians, Non-Christians, and the “Fully Man” Problem With Jesus, I wrote that I equate having a sex drive with necessarily being sinful insofar as Jesus said, “Do not commit adultery. But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” I then joked that [Read More…]

For Those Who Subscribe to My Feed

Yo, Feedoreenos. Just to let you know, this morning I subsituted in all new text for what I wrote in yesterday’s post. I just couldn’t get that first effort to work; it too much ended up sounding, I feared, like I was blaming the victims of domestic violence. This morning I figured out how to [Read More…]

What Others Might Think: Reason #3 Women Stay in Bad Relationships, Pt. 3

(Update: All the posts of this series have been collected into one piece, Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How to Defeat Each One of Them.) Last time, in the course of looking at the role that fear of public embarrassment often plays in keeping a woman mired in a bad relationship, we [Read More…]

Women Nearly Killed by Abusive Husband Tells Us Her Story

(Update:  Seven Reasons Women Stay in Abusive Relationships, and How to Defeat Each One of Them is now available.) Here’s an email I got that’ll just about tear your heart out. The author hopes it helps any woman now living in the sort of abusive relationship she managed to escape. Hi, John. I am still [Read More…]