Fires happening in San Diego: We may be evacuated


Hi, guys. This is a photo I snapped moments ago, from just outside my townhouse in North County San Diego. Everyone around us is packing and evacuating. We’re definitely packing and preparing to get out. I’ll keep you up as I can. Thanks for your prayers/kind thoughts. Love you guys! UPDATE: About 5:00 p.m. what [Read More...]

Tell me/us about your weather


What’s going on with the weather where you live? [Read more...]

The 10 best arguments for Donald Sterling keeping the LA Clippers


Want to defend the right of Donald Sterling to own the LA Clippers? Here are your talking points. [Read more...]

10 life lessons Jack Bauer taught me


If you haven’t watched “24,” you don’t know Jack about life. [Read more...]

The mother we never had


If your mother’s unhappiness—her pain, her dysfunction, her drama—was more precious to her than you could ever be. [Read more...]

Is having to pretend at church worth being accepted?


I smile and nod, the same as I did in my high school Bible club, and let them tell not to worry, that one day I’ll find Mr. Right. [Read more...]

Proof that Jesus was hilarious

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People quite regularly ask me if I think Jesus had a sense of humor. “Does the Pope make it difficult to make fun of the Pope anymore?” I’ve been answering lately. Stupid new Pope, with his stupid awesome goodness. Anyway, of course Jesus was funny. In the Bible he’s being extremely funny all the time—and [Read More...]

Methodist bishop dismisses case against lesbian minister


“In dismissing this case, Bishop McLee has chosen to honor the inclusive and justice-affirming intents of our Book of Discipline over its prejudiced and punitive rules.” [Read more...]

Happy 5th Anniversary,! [VIDEO]


Today—the website on which you’re reading this blog—is celebrating its fifth anniversary. By way of marking that milestone the good folks at Patheos requested their bloggers do a little video about site. My offering’s below. (Please rest assured that in real life my skin isn’t the color one typically associates with white guys about [Read More...]

My mom died late last night; I fear she is now in hell


This just came into my inbox. I know I don’t have to say this, but if you respond (and I believe she would like you to) please do so with all care and love. Dear John, My name is [K.], and I am 20 years old. I have never written or commented before now, though [Read More...]