Are Atheists Just Rebelling Against God?


We’re all familiar with the atheist caricature: that rude and crude purveyor of mockery and disdain for everything religious. [Read more...]

The Paranormal Conspiracy: The Truth about Ghosts, Aliens and Mysterious Beings


I’m a skeptic. Perhaps not quite skeptical enough for my atheist friends, but nevertheless I’m extremely dubious about claims of paranormal and supernatural experience. The Ouija board doesn’t work for me, I’ve never seen a UFO, and though I go hiking in the mountains almost every weekend, I’ve never run across Bigfoot. Bears: yes. Bigfoot: no. [Read more...]

Why I’m a Christian Who (Still) Supports Planned Parenthood


Last week an undercover video was released purporting to show that Planned Parenthood is in the business of selling fetal body parts. The video reinvigorated the anti-abortion movement and renewed calls to defund Planned Parenthood. [Read more...]

Flags, Guns and Christians


Last Friday the Confederate flag came down in South Carolina, the result of a national debate prompted by photos of Charleston shooter Dylann Roof proudly holding that flag. [Read more...]

Speak the Truth in Love


“Speak the truth in love” is a phrase that some Christians love to toss out when they encounter disagreement, as if repeating those trite words will magically win debates. All too often they use it as a license to spew pet positions in a manner is that is far from actually being loving. [Read more...]

Will Someone Please Tell Christians That the LGBT War Is Over?


Christians across the country refuse to accept the implications of the Supreme Court decision. Like the Japanese holdouts after Word War II, they continue to fight on, seemingly oblivious to the political, social and theological realities around them. [Read more...]

Warning! This World Has Redefined the Word Love


A UC reader recently shared this image via our Facebook Page. Since we’ve tackled “Christian” memes in the past, and since this one conveys sentiments that we regularly hear from our friends on the (far) right of the political and theological spectrum, I thought I’d take a moment to address its not-so-subtle points. [Read more...]

A Christian Response to the Transgender Discussion

Trans solidarity rally and march, Washington, DC, May 17, 2015 / Ted Eytan / CC BY-SA 2.0

Caitlyn Jenner’s public transformation on the cover of Vanity Fair last week forcefully pulled the “T” from the end of “LGBT” and placed it squarely at the forefront of public discourse. [Read more...]