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...]

A Letter to the NRA from a Citizen of the U.S. with a Severe Mental Illness

[Editor's Note (Kurt Willems) - The following was written by a close personal friend. He has chosen to be anonymous, for reasons explained in this letter. While I may not agree/understand every nuance of his argument, I believe the "spirit" of what he says is important for this national discussion. I'm not one to get [Read More...]

Your god of Hatred is an Idol – Processing the Legitimate Grief of Sandy Hook with Love

I had a meeting last Friday morning, so all I knew was that a shooting of some sort had taken place at a school in Connecticut. After a staff brunch, I hopped into my car for the commute home. As I often do, I turned on my (trial offer) satellite radio to CNN to catch [Read More...]


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