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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 29, 2010
Protection from a witness program
Shame on this Christian---and on any Christian who does what he did.
October 23, 2010
What Non-Christians Want Christians To Hear
Here's a small sampling of the responses I got when I asked non-Christians about being...
October 18, 2010
The Joy of Hell
Without hell, what would be left of Christianity?
October 16, 2010
Why God Allows Evil to Exist (in 300 Words)
One of the primary arguments atheists use in their case against the existence of God...
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...
October 12, 2010
The Comfort of the Cross
Here are six truths about suffering---and four steps to relieve it---that should prove comforting to...
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...
August 07, 2010
The Ground Zero Mosque: “No” Means Crazy Wins. Screw That.
I've been happy not to take the time to sink deeply into myself to discover...
August 02, 2010
I, the comfortably cursing Christian
I am entirely confident that God is perfectly okay with me cursing whenever I find...
July 30, 2010
Anne Rice: “I Quit Being a Christian!” Yaaaaawn.
As you've likely heard, renowned author of novels about vampires Anne Rice has boldly declared...
July 28, 2010
Christians and abortion: let’s act our age, k?
I’m against abortion. So are you. So is everyone. Who doesn't like babies? The reason...
July 19, 2010
When Pretty Women Dance
After the dinner I wrote a bit about in yesterday's How I Got a Blog...
July 18, 2010
How I Got a Blog on Huffington Post (And Help Me Mooch Indian Food!)
Last night Cat and I had drinks and dinner with a new friend (DR!) at...
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...
July 13, 2010
Does God Control or Persuade? (And Is His Future What We Make It?)
Remember my post "Waffles?" Me neither. Weirdly enough, hitting my blog's "Publish" button triggers a...
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....
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