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December 31, 2012
Old Lang’s sign
I miss old Lang. He was a good guy. So wise. I never learned Lang's...
December 26, 2012
The Cliff Notes guide to the NRA’s response to Sandy Hook
If you missed the NRA's response to the Sandy Hook tragedy—being the speech read last...
December 24, 2012
Merry Christmas, coyotes and all
It's 6:30 in the morning. My wife Catherine's asleep upstairs. Downstairs our Christmas tree gleams...
December 21, 2012
Spending and Shopping with the NRA
Today the NRA issued its official response to the Sandy Hook tragedy. As you're likely...
December 20, 2012
Reader Meghan Lin wrote to say, "I don't comment much at all, but I'm a...
December 19, 2012
I see a little silhouetto of a sheep
Not that I've in the slightest way put behind me the Sandy Hook tragedy, of...
December 16, 2012
Newtown, and what we can do now
So here we now have on us this unthinkable Newtown tragedy. And we know the...
December 14, 2012
The Mystery of the Disappearing Carolers
Whatever happened to that great tradition of wandering around in the freezing dark singing Christmas...
December 09, 2012
Joseph and Mary: The Night Before
A conversation between Joseph and Mary on the big night.
December 06, 2012
Get thee behind me, Santa!
[READER ADVISORY ALERT: Joke. The below is a joke, with the funny and the laughing and...
December 03, 2012
Like fearless Jesus, I will whip it good
This morning in the Gospel of John I read this: When it was almost time...
December 01, 2012
Paul, women, and the true message of Christianity
In his recent post, I Do Not Permit a Woman, Dan Wilkinson does an exceptional...
November 29, 2012
Grace: Everything’s gonna be alright
So this morning I woke up to find in my email this letter: Hello there,...
November 26, 2012
The only language you and God share
You don't have to read too deeply into the Gospels before you realize that much...
November 21, 2012
The Light in Us All: A Prayer for Thanksgiving
A son whose mother is sliding into dementia. A woman whose husband died of cancer,...
November 20, 2012
A prayer for the transgender in us all
Today is Transgender Day of Awareness (TDOR), which every November 20 memorializes those killed by...
November 15, 2012
Thanksgiving 2012 Share a Prayer
Some of you might recall how last Easter we did The Burning of the Resentments....
November 12, 2012
How I Won the Gay War
[UPDATE: I'm aware this post has an obnoxious/pretentious-seeming title.] On this blog I (a straight...
November 07, 2012
Is Obama one of the elect?
Get it? One of the elect? Get it?? Because he was elected? Har! Pffft. Can...
November 05, 2012
How can you be thankful when others have so little?
Dear John, As Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve come to realize that I don’t know how to...
November 02, 2012
The miracle of one dog plus lots of love
Hi guys. The letter below is from a good woman I know. It doesn't describe...
October 31, 2012
A reader asks: “How can I believe in God as you do?”
John, you're brilliant. Have you ever written about what gives you faith? Why you actually...
October 30, 2012
A progressive Christian asks “How do I not hate most Christians?”
As a progressive Christian in the red state of Kentucky, I struggle with separating my...
October 29, 2012
Catholic Bishop tells voters to vote Republican or go to hell
David Ricken (above) is the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay, WI. Recently...
October 25, 2012
Creativity, Pumpkin-heads, and Pee-Wee at the Movies
So I got in an email asking how I manage to be "so ridiculously creative!!!"...
October 24, 2012
Post-posters and proposal post
Hi, guys. Sorry I didn't put up a new post this morning. Pffft. Like that's...
October 23, 2012
Do “good” Christians help you avoid temptation?
I'm 21, a Southern Baptist raised, but with an open heart. I was "saved" in...
October 22, 2012
I got married to God by a Bad News Bear
So by way of a ceremony that began around 3 p.m. on Saturday in my...
October 19, 2012
Pray for me as I get ordained as a pastor of The Progressive Christian Alliance
So for a couple of years now Roger McClellan, founder of the The Progressive Christian...
October 18, 2012
What does a woman mean when she says “I need space”?
Dear John, A good friend of mine suggested I contact you. I am now at...
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