A Supper In Cell 92 with Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The current Christian landscape in America is a war torn battlefield; daily blogs are launched like scud missiles at perceived ideological adversaries; renowned pastors are revered as decorated generals who are marshaling their congregants for battle; Conservative and Liberal authors, plus those in between and beyond, are ever busy devising top-secret publications designed to finish [Read More...]

God, I Thank You I’m Not Like Those Others: The Meta-Sin of Culture Wars

Permit me—even forgive me if need be—for tampering with Scripture for a moment to make a brief but vital point: Jesus also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt…  The conservative Christian, standing by himself, was blogging thus, “God, I thank you that I [Read More...]

Can Porn be used responsibly?

My view is that porn always removes God from the center replacing the Divine with lustful desires. Porn never glorifies God or embodies what St. Irenaeus proclaimed: “The glory of God is humanity fully alive.” Porn distorts God’s image-bearers, thus misrepresenting our perception of God’s glory. [Read more...]

Unwrapping Our Imaginations From The American Dream

From Common Prayer: South African pastor and bishop Peter Storey said, “American preachers have a task more difficult, perhaps, than those faced by us under South Africa’s apartheid, or Christians under Communism. We had obvious evils to engage; you have to unwrap your culture from years of red, white and blue myth. You have to [Read More...]