Thanksgiving Defiance.


Thanksgiving.Seems like a goodthing right? Seems kinda holy. Seems kinda churchy.Except, it’s not a Christian holiday. It’s not part of the liturgical calendar, and they don’t really train us preachers in how to deal with it. Like Memorial Day or the Fourth of July, it’s just one of those secular, civil holidays that many American church-goers “assume” is blessed and sanctioned by the Church.Now it’s not like Thanksgiving is foreign to Christianity. We tend to think it’s good to give … [Read more...]

A Kinder, Gentler, more Grown-up Easter.


In yo face Devil! Take that forces of evil! Look whose laughing now! Ding Dong the witch is dead! We fart in your general direction! Sike!… Such has become the way that many of the world’s Christians have come to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on Easter. We’ve allowed the ways of the world to infuse our beliefs and we end up fighting fire with fire. Employing the world’s ways against it.Once our religion became the official religion of the Roman empire, followers of the non-violent Jesus … [Read more...]