Our Sin of Hating Fabulous & The Death Throes of Homophobia

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We hate people who are fabulous. We always have. Cain killed Able because Cain had sin in his heart - and because he was jealous of his brother offering a fabulous offering to God.Joseph's brothers hated him, threw him in a pit, and sold him into slavery because they had sin in their hearts  -- and because they were jealous of their brother's fabulous dreams and his fabulous, colorful (rainbow?) coat.Emmet Till was beaten to death because his white brothers had sin in their hearts - a … [Read more...]

The Jew Named Jesus – a review

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(image: http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2009/01/08/j460.jpg) Have you seen Jesus through Jewish eyes? I must say that I haven't - at least not as fully as I have after reading a new book called The Jew Named Jesus. I know a lot about Christianity. A budding voice in progressive Christianity, some consider me an expert. But my knowledge of my faith is colored by my color. I'm a white male Protestant Christian and though I consider myself relatively well read and … [Read more...]

12 Ways to Take Back Christmas, Save Money, & Stay Sane

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I’ve made my peace with seeing Christmas decorations in stores well before Thanksgiving.I’m down with the pagan influences on the holiday. I’m cool with hanging greens, decorating with holly and ivy, lighting yule logs, and setting up Christmas trees.I’m hip to honoring the winter solstice. I mean it’s not like Christians aren’t affected by the mood affecting darkening of days, and the primal, collective joy that comes with the return of increased daylight after Dec. 21st.I look … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Gauge your Christian Development

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I. Write down the following 9 words as a list:  love, joy, peace, patience/forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)Put a number from 1-10 next to each that most closely indicates your current level of that trait and quality. Don't over-think it. Go with your gut. Guts are honest.Add up the numbers, divide that sum by 9. This is your averaged "Christian Fruits of the Spirit Quotient."II. Write down the following as a list: Fed … [Read more...]


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