What Non-Christians Want Christians To Hear

Here’s a small sampling of the responses I got when I asked non-Christians about being on the receiving end of the efforts of Christian evangelicals to convert them. [Read more…]

The One Thing I Dreaded Most About Becoming a Christian

When I very suddenly became a Christian, I was in a supply closet at my job. By the time I was coming out of that closet (har! okay, grow up) — and I mean the exact thought that very strongly came to me as I was turning the doorknob that would lead me back out [Read More…]

The U.S. Christian Community Finally Returns My Calls!

After I posted yesterday’s Why Won’t the U.S. Christian Community Return My Phone Calls?, my phone rang. It was them! Here’s how my conversation with the U.S. Christian Community went: My phone: Ring. Ring. Ri— Me: Hello? U.S. Christian Community: Is this John Shore? Me: Who wants to know? [Read more…]

A Pro-Gay McCain and Emptying Churches: Hello, New World?

Meghan McCain’s brand of Republicanism increases, while church attendance decreases. It’s starting to look like a whole new world out there. [Read more…]

Ten Ways Christians Tend to Fail at Being Christian

The essay is found in: Kindle Nook   [Read more…]

Do I Look Gayish to You?

So I’m sitting here this morning, idly munching my toast with peanut butter and banana (mmmm …. delicious toast with peanut butter and banana … ), when up popped a little message off my Facebook page. It said, “Zaneta M. Delgadillo just answered the question ‘Do you think John Shore is straight?’ [What Did Zaneta Say].” [Read More…]

Christians: When It Comes to Homosexuality, Man Up

The firmly established default Christian proclamation on the “question” of homosexuality is that being inclined toward it is no different than being inclined toward any other kind of sinful behavior. “We’re all sinners,” runs the refrain. “We all struggle to overcome our sinful ways. Homosexuality is a sin. Just like all of us must strive [Read More…]

What Non-Christians Want Christians To Hear

By way of researching a book of mine (“I’m OK – You’re Not: The Message We’re Sending Nonbelievers and Why We Should Stop“), I posted a notice on Craigslist sites all over the country asking non-Christians to send me any short, personal statement they would like Christians to read. “Specifically,” I wrote, “I’d like to [Read More…]