DJesus UnCrossed SNL Skit and the Violence of American Christianity

Warning, the following video has violent and bloody imagery. If this offends you, do not watch the SNL skit. Many have written about this skit over the past couple of days. My view is that their reflections are suffient so I’m going to link to them. Briefly, let me say that I believe that only [Read More...]

When “Top Gun” becomes a pacifist

In 1986 when I was a senior in high school, a new movie was released all across movie theaters of America. This film portrayed a life that became the envy of just about every young man. It involved cool motorcycles, hot babes, and fast jets. If you haven’t already guessed, the movie was “Top Gun” [Read More...]

Following Jesus: The Best Gun Control Ever!

The Central Valley of California is similar to most of rural America. It’s an area with lots of traditional folks, many who love God and desire to serve Christ in all things. Places like the Valley at times carry the baggage of some sloppy theology, handed down from fundamentalism and the Religious Right. For this [Read More...]

How I Became a Universalist (a guest post)

[Editor's Note (Kurt Willems): If you read this blog with any regularity, you know that I am not a universalist. In fact, I've written about my view of hell in detail, a view which I call: "Purgatorial Conditionalism." I also responded to Love Wins here (but you really need to read the Hell Series first [Read More...]


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