As Jesus said: “Family, Schmamily. As long as there’s pie.”

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One day you’ll be dead. So will they. Now go get some pie. [Read more...]

Mary: “How do I feel, Joseph? Pregnant. Very pregnant.”

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Because Mary and Joseph were, after all, a couple in love. [Read more...]

Goodbye, family that takes my brother’s side, despite what he did to me

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Two years ago she wanted to know if, as a Christian, she needed to forgive the brother who molested her. Well, guess what happened? [Read more...]

Going through hell to find the secret to life

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After thinking about it long and hard, I realized that the answer to the question of what happens to us after we die lies in the question itself. [Read more...]

Fear not, Christians who believe in hell

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In the blogosphere one rarely comes across a hell-believing Christian who isn’t frothingly angry. I wonder why that is? What is it about a believing in hell that is so compatible—that seems to so feed, and feed off—anger? Hmmm. Let’s think about that. People who are angry are almost always angry at others. It’s always [Read More...]

Attention: Republicans, Joel Osteen, FOX News, and Biblical literalists everywhere

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If you’re gonna be a literalist, be a literalist. [Read more...]

What Christianity without hell looks like

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The idea that the Bible declares hell a real and literal place is no more valid than the toxic lie that the Bible condemns homosexuality. Yet the idea that hell is real persists. Why? Because over the centuries those in positions of power within the institutions of Christianity have methodically, relentlessly, and with great art [Read More...]

A Prayer for This Week

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Help us give the little it takes. :D [Read more...]

Freaky Friday

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The other day a friend of mine instant-messaged me, “How come you never publish any happy letters?” “Well, for one, I rarely get any.” As I was typing that reply I got an email alert. Waiting in my inbox was this letter: Dear John Shore, Since finding your blog/website last week, I have read many of your [Read More...]

The common mistake of Christianity-bashing “independent thinkers”

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If you’re gonna be an independent thinker, do it right. [Read more...]


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