Mercy Is Not Enough

Many Christians have never been challenged to consider all the biblical texts dealing with justice. [Read more…]

The “Alternative Facts” of Fundamentalist Religion

I see a clear parallel between fundamentalist religion and Kellyanne Conway’s defense of an obvious falsehood about the crowd size at the presidential inauguration. [Read more…]

Three Reasons I Am a Christian Universalist

I believe that everyone will somehow, someway, someday be changed into a compassionate, loving person. [Read more…]

Let Love Reign! Never Trump-ism!

Trump-ism represents some of the worst of the isms that would diminish our lives and our society: sexism, racism, egotism, narcissism, and nationalism. So, Let love reign! Never Trump-ism! [Read more…]

It’s time to trump the Trump with the Jesus card

I am committed to do everything within my power (as small and limited as that may be) to keep Trump out of the White House. [Read more…]

White people. It’s not our call!

By now, all of us have heard the uproar evoked by Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest social injustice and the injustice in our criminal justice system by kneeling during the National Anthem.
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Christians need to be honest about biblical contradictions (especially in the Bible’s different portrayals of God)

Christian leaders and churches need to admit that we have done a poor job in teaching parishioners how to read biblical texts critically. [Read more…]

Let’s admit it: When it comes to money, Jesus was a radical and we’re not.   

I am a would-be disciple of Jesus. I say would-be because there are some aspects of Jesus’ life and teachings that are beyond me, that I don’t even pretend to aim toward. Consider Jesus’ teachings on money and possessions in Luke’s Gospel. [Read more…]