Embracing the Humanity of the Bible: Listening for the Divine through Human Words

Many Christians hold to a doctrine of scripture that sees only the divine side of the documents, while significantly downplaying the human dimension. It’s almost as if they believe the writings came from outer space somewhere, magically appearing on earth as a complete book, directly from God. Others believe they were divinely dictated, leaving the [Read More...]

Church refuses to marry black couple in Mississippi (Racism in 2012)

Wow… And who says that racism is an “old” issue???? ALSO CHECK OUT: Bondage, Faith, and Liberation: White-Middle-Class Reflections on the African American Struggle Racism: A Past Evil or Present Foe? (Whitney Monn) [Read more...]

The Problem of Selective Fundamentalism (abortion & LGBT) – Shane Claiborne

What do you think? Some may feel he goes “too far” (conservatives) and others may think he doesn’t go “far enough” (some progressives). I think Shane offers us one kingdom approach to these issues, specifically lgbt issues, that chooses the way of love and discipleship and inclusiveness in community. [Read more...]

I Kissed a Girl and Went to Hell??? (Church Sign)

This is funny in so far that it demonstrates how ridiculous and disconnected churches can be… so much so, that its laughable. Ridiculous! It spews judgment and the kind of cultural back and forth that fails to be constructive. What do you think? For my thoughts on Hell, go here. [Read more...]