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December 20, 2012
Reader Meghan Lin wrote to say, "I don't comment much at all, but I'm a...
December 09, 2012
Joseph and Mary: The Night Before
A conversation between Joseph and Mary on the big night.
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...
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 15, 2012
Thanksgiving 2012 Share a Prayer
Some of you might recall how last Easter we did The Burning of the Resentments....
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 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 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 06, 2012
Is Church Necessary?
What role does church play in your spiritual life? Do you feel it's a necessary...
September 17, 2012
Right now always
Looking about ourselves right now we dare not believe what God himself wants us dares...
August 09, 2012
Love is all we need
I received the email below ... today, I think. Maybe yesterday. (God, how sad is...
August 02, 2012
Getting Past the Hollowness of “Religious Tolerance”
So this is freakish. But ... well, here it is. I woke up this morning...
July 26, 2012
Jesus Christ and Your Inner Loser [Podcast]
Sorry it's been a couple of weeks since putting up my last podcast; I've had...
July 20, 2012
The Bible and sex addiction
Occasioned by two comments he left on my blog, we last time discussed Chad Holtz's...
July 18, 2012
Chad Holtz now believes in hell. As to homosexuality . . . ?
Yesterday Chad Holtz left a comment to a post of mine from May 2011, What...
July 01, 2012
Let’s not be afraid today
If you're a fan of this blog, you know that we who populate it with...
May 14, 2012
Call me Judy and hand me a gavel
I am often criticized by finger-wagging Christians admonishing me not to judge others. So I...
April 28, 2012
Prayer/love requests: A beloved battling cancer; a child, just out, sure to face bigotry
The woman who so graciously volunteered to translate my/our book UNFAIR: Why the "Christian" View...
April 20, 2012
Any leftist pinko hippie gay-lovin’ churches in Brooklyn?
Got this in yesterday. Anyone? Hey John, Longtime reader here. Your blog has helped me...
April 17, 2012
A ray of light, and a new book I’ll be writing on my blog
We've been going through some pretty rough stuff here lately. So I thought I'd share...
April 16, 2012
An unbearably difficult update
[UPDATE: Tim has passed.] This just in from the writer of the letter I answered...
April 11, 2012
Me, a Christian apologist?
The Christianity in which I believe is every bit as intellectually, theologically, and spiritually legitimate...
April 09, 2012
Where do I get my confidence about God?
Lately I've received a few emails asking me in essence (or ... directly, actually) why,...
April 08, 2012
The Burning of the Resentments
The resentments sent me via my post Your Resentment, Up in Smoke were burned on...
April 07, 2012
Out of body, as I write this
Right. So it's weird to type, "Shhh: it's Black Saturday," and then start typing. [Um....
April 06, 2012
Today no one gets saved
Good Friday. I didn't casually choose the illustration: I never present violence, or anything meant...
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