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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...
October 16, 2012
The Bible vs. the bottle
I was raised in a Christian family, and have professed my faith since I was...
October 15, 2012
“My mom thinks Satan is making me live with my girlfriend”
Got this letter in: I grew up in a very conservative Christian environment and as...
October 13, 2012
The entire human experience in 900 words
So to continue with last time's Everybody Self-Harms. One thing: I read in a few...
October 11, 2012
Everyone self-harms—and here’s why
So in yesterday's post I wrote (um ... to quote myself, which I know is...
October 09, 2012
A liberal lesbian in a fundy Christian ministry: Not. Good.
Dear John, I am part of a ministry that answers prayers via email and sends...
October 06, 2012
Is Church Necessary?
What role does church play in your spiritual life? Do you feel it's a necessary...
October 04, 2012
San Diegans! HELLBOUND?, AMC Mission Valley 20, 7:30 TONIGHT! (And guess who’ll be there–besides me?)
Sorry for the late notice, but this just came together. If you're in San Diego...
October 03, 2012
Liberals in conservative churches: leave, or stay to effect change?
Yesterday on my Facebook page I wrote this: I receive letters from closeted liberals in...
October 02, 2012
All her new friends
Lately we've been diving a bit into the swirling dark waters of Christian fundamentalism (The...
October 01, 2012
I’m terrified of my growing attraction to Christ
Dear John, I need to ask about Christian conversion, and I need to ask someone...
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