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November 15, 2010
Listen to God; Screw the Rest
You and God are co-stars in the only reality show you (or, surprise, He) will...
November 05, 2010
Agnosticism: The perfect answer that can’t deliver
As a rational response to the question of God, agnosticism is unassailable stance. So then...
November 04, 2010
If Your Family Has Attitudes This Time of Year, Use the Beatitudes to Stay in Good Cheer
Dreading upcoming family gatherings for the holidays? This reading of the Beatitudes just might quell...
October 18, 2010
The Joy of Hell
Without hell, what would be left of Christianity?
October 14, 2010
Constantly Living the Great Commandment is Impossible — And That’s Okay
We simply cannot love God all of the time in the kind of all-consuming way...
September 08, 2010
Should I Feel Remorse Over My Pre-Christian Sinning?
Lately I've been getting some advice to the effect that I should condemn and repent...
September 01, 2010
Speaking of Depression and Prayer (on the Radio…)
Today at 5:10 EST I'll be on The John and Kathy Show, on 101.5 FM...
August 31, 2010
Sarah Palin and Lady Gaga: What They Have in Common, and Why (Hallelujah!) They’re Both Right
[Update: Just to be clear---because there seems to be some misunderstanding about this, for which...
August 30, 2010
Praying When You Have Low Self-Esteem
A thoughtful commenter to my post What Is Prayer? expressed his concern that he's essentially...
August 27, 2010
Is It Our Fault That We Christians Think We’re Superior?
Ha, ha, ha. That joke title was just my way of saying, "I overdrank this...
August 24, 2010
What Exactly is the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is God--fully God, not any sort of partial, almost God sort of...
August 23, 2010
On the Christian’s Natural Sense of Superiority
Being close to God is something to be grateful for, not proud of.
August 21, 2010
The Fearsome Song of the True Believer
I believe that my beliefs about the qualities and nature of God are absolutely, 100%...
August 20, 2010
Is Christianity the Right Religion? Is Hell Real?
Lately I seem to have become Answer Guy. Which is cool, of course. More than...
August 18, 2010
Evangelicals and Muslims: Both Love Jesus
Today at lunch I asked Pastor Bob, “If you could say any one thing about...
August 12, 2010
A Reader Sends Me a New iPod Touch 32 GB! Plus: Shape-Shifting Christianity.
I sincerely wish to thank the reader of mine who brought and shipped to me...
August 11, 2010
“Is the Devil Making Me Believe in a ‘Liberal’ God Who Isn’t the True God?”
"My problem is that on a deeper level, something inside of me is saying that...
August 10, 2010
An Atheist (And Her Atheist Husband) Visit Her Evangelical Family
Dear John [a woman wrote me yesterday], I'm an atheist who was raised in the...
July 19, 2010
When Pretty Women Dance
After the dinner I wrote a bit about in yesterday's How I Got a Blog...
July 17, 2010
Those Ignorant, Laughable Fundamentalists. Right?
I just got in a comment to yesterday's A Christian Reader Asks: “They’re Doing Yoga...
June 24, 2010
The Devil in God’s Bedroom, Part 2: The Wager
(This is the second half of The Devil in God’s Bedroom. It begins with the final...
June 23, 2010
The Devil in God’s Bedroom
(In one of the comment threads on my blog here the other day, the idea...
June 16, 2010
The Cross That Batman Bears
We tend to think of integrity as a quality that feels really good to possess...
June 15, 2010
An interview about my book “I’m OK — You’re Not.”
Below is an interview done with me by ChristianBook.com upon the publication of I'm OK....
June 05, 2010
What Would Jesus Do (If He Saw Himself Wearing a Propeller Beanie)?
Pursuant to yesterday's "JesusDressUp.com: Harmless Hilarity, or Offensive Blasphemy?": First off, excellent comments, you guys! Sheer...
June 03, 2010
What Am I Going to Do with You People?
I'm so confused. Today I was doing a fairly massive amount of writing about tithing....
June 02, 2010
Christians: Are We Cool with Transylvanians?
(This is a follow-up to yesterday's "Christians: Are We Cool with Transvestites?") Before I became a...
May 24, 2010
Should Christians Care About the Old Testament?
A young Christian guy wrote to ask, "Do I really have to care all that...
May 22, 2010
You There, in Your Pew
Physician + patient access = example of marketer's wet dream. Denomination + pastor + congregation...
May 19, 2010
“What’s Wrong With Dressing Sexy?”
An earnest-sounding young Christian woman wrote to ask me why she shouldn't "dress sexy" if...
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