Combating the downward pull of Christian negativity

Wherein I answer a couple of letters from mothers of LGBT kids. [Read more…]

Let’s let Robin Williams rest now

Yesterday at the gym I was watching television because you can’t be on any elliptical machine at my vast modern gym that doesn’t face a TV screen, since God forbid we have any single freakin’ moment in our lives in which we’re not being advertised to. . . . [Read more…]

What is there to say about the evil of ISIS?

What’s happening right now with ISIS in Iraq is so terrifying and demoralizing that I find viscerally repelling the idea of writing a blog post about anything else. But when you’re faced with pure evil, what is there to say? May America’s intervention stop the evil cruelties being perpetrated by ISIS, and … and let’s [Read More…]

How we remember who we are

A quick lesson in literally everything you need to know about praying. [Read more…]

Is suicide a sin?

A young woman with reason to wonder asks if committing suicide is a sin. [Read more…]

Time to speak of speaking in tongues!

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday (which, fyi if ya dunno, marks the end of the 50-day Easter season: for more see Knowing the Christian Calendar). So right now a lot of Christians are revisiting the whole topic of “speaking in tongues.” Why? Because of this passage in The Book of Acts: When the day of [Read More…]

You might be a dying breed of Christian if you believe that …

If any of these apply to you, you just might be a dying breed of Christian. [Read more…]

What we all want most

You can have anything you want. The whole trick is to know what exactly you want. [Read more…]

The kind of God I want

I want a God who proves to me, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that ultimately goodness prevails—that, in the end, love really does win. [Read more…]

Be a sole man (or woman)

Today is Maundy Thursday, the Christian holy day when, during an evening service, Christians have traditionally performed the rite of Washing of the Feet, which began with Jesus: [Read more…]