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August 31, 2010
Sarah Palin and Lady Gaga: What They Have in Common, and Why (Hallelujah!) They’re Both Right
[Update: Just to be clear---because there seems to be some misunderstanding about this, for which...
August 30, 2010
Praying When You Have Low Self-Esteem
A thoughtful commenter to my post What Is Prayer? expressed his concern that he's essentially...
August 28, 2010
What Is Prayer?
The post you are looking for is Religion Quiz! Name the two kinds of prayer!...
August 27, 2010
Is It Our Fault That We Christians Think We’re Superior?
Ha, ha, ha. That joke title was just my way of saying, "I overdrank this...
August 25, 2010
“Eat Pray Love”: Boring; Boring; an Elephant With Mange
Poor Dumbo. And the elephant isn't looking all that great, either. Here are the five...
August 24, 2010
What Exactly is the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is God--fully God, not any sort of partial, almost God sort of...
August 23, 2010
On the Christian’s Natural Sense of Superiority
Being close to God is something to be grateful for, not proud of.
August 21, 2010
The Fearsome Song of the True Believer
I believe that my beliefs about the qualities and nature of God are absolutely, 100%...
August 20, 2010
Is Christianity the Right Religion? Is Hell Real?
Lately I seem to have become Answer Guy. Which is cool, of course. More than...
August 18, 2010
Evangelicals and Muslims: Both Love Jesus
Today at lunch I asked Pastor Bob, “If you could say any one thing about...
August 17, 2010
Taste-Testing Starbucks’ New Non-Coffee Coffee
It's not enough that here in San Diego we have miles upon miles of some...
August 16, 2010
Lovely Mexicans Up the Block; Married by a Gay Pastor Ken Doll; 29 Big Ones Today
My wife Cat and I got married twenty-nine years ago today. We got married on...
August 15, 2010
What I Bought For the Week at Trader Joe’s
Yesterday, in "I Dare You To Stay Awake Reading This," I mentioned my plans to go...
August 14, 2010
Has a Cockroach Skittered Into This, My Online Home?
Hey, quick note. Sometimes I get too busy to monitor with proper asssiduousness the myriad...
August 14, 2010
I Dare You To Stay Awake Reading This
Don't you hate it when you go to a website or blog, expecting something interesting,...
August 13, 2010
The Cowardly Lion on Drugs; Crossdressing Roman Soldiers; Me Showering on TV
Ah, Friday. It's like a regular day, except completely better. Friday is the foreplay of...
August 12, 2010
A Reader Sends Me a New iPod Touch 32 GB! Plus: Shape-Shifting Christianity.
I sincerely wish to thank the reader of mine who brought and shipped to me...
August 11, 2010
“Is the Devil Making Me Believe in a ‘Liberal’ God Who Isn’t the True God?”
"My problem is that on a deeper level, something inside of me is saying that...
August 10, 2010
An Atheist (And Her Atheist Husband) Visit Her Evangelical Family
Dear John [a woman wrote me yesterday], I'm an atheist who was raised in the...
August 09, 2010
Don’t Waste Your Time Fighting Gay Marriage
Last January, when the federal trial to decide the legality of California's Proposition 8 was...
August 08, 2010
“Goo-goo!” I said, hoping
The post you are looking for is included in HA!, a full-sized collection of five...
August 07, 2010
The Ground Zero Mosque: “No” Means Crazy Wins. Screw That.
I've been happy not to take the time to sink deeply into myself to discover...
August 06, 2010
Doubting Christ, Young Christian? Have At It!
Yesterday I received from a young man the following email: I was raised in the...
August 05, 2010
Listen to Me on the Radio Yesterday–IF YOU DARE!
My friend Brian Shields helped me out by making me this audio file link thing....
August 05, 2010
Christian Music DJ, JB, Responds: “Dear Haters …”
Yesterday I extended to Air1 DJ JB (quick: say "DJJB" three times real fast---wait, don't:...
August 04, 2010
Why Would I Rather Listen to Belching Throat Singers Than Contemporary Christian Music?
[Update: Christian Music DJ, JB, Responds: “Dear Haters …”] So it's 3:30 a.m., and I'm at...
August 03, 2010
Comin’ Straight At Ya’ Through 50,000 Watts of Broadcasting Power, Baby: Me.
So today, whilst hunkered down in this new book I'm writing, I got an email...
August 02, 2010
I, the comfortably cursing Christian
I am entirely confident that God is perfectly okay with me cursing whenever I find...
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