November 19, 2020

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November 19, 2020

“This was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty, and did abominable things before me; therefore I removed them when I saw it.” ~ Ezekiel 16:49-50 Newsflash: The “sins of Sodom” have nothing to do with gay stuff. Sodom and Gomorrah weren’t firebombed from above because dudes got down with other dudes. I know it makes for a great… Read more

November 17, 2020

Before I say what I feel like I have to say, let me tell you something: I used to be one of you. I used to be a conservative Evangelical. In fact, I spent 25 years as one. I’m 38 right now. That means roughly 2/3 of my life was spent in your camp. I attended your Bible studies. I led your worship services, playing multiple instruments in multiple teams for over a decade. I was one of the first… Read more

November 16, 2020

I don’t generally like the term “biblical.” It’s sort of meaningless, a vapid feigning of righteousness that is more off-putting than anything else. Why do I say this? Because this is my blog and I can. For real though, a lot of things are biblical. Many of them are contradictory. Some are downright savage. To that end, as my friend and fellow co-host of the Heretic Happy Hour podcast, Keith Giles, says, “I don’t want a more biblical world. I want… Read more

November 13, 2020

The other day, Patheos approved my request to reactivate this blog on the Progressive Christian Channel. After they did so, I decided to take a look at the site, since it had been a while (over a year and a half, to be exact). One of the first articles I stumbled across was called “You Can’t Be a Christian and Support the Democratic Party,” which came out of the Evangelical Channel. Shocker, I know! I thought to myself, “You can’t?… Read more

November 12, 2020

Hey everyone!!! After being off here for a couple years, I’m back. Why? Because I miss blogging, that’s why. I miss sharing my thoughts with anyone who will listen. What can you expect from me, going forward? A lot, actually! A lot of snark. A lot of humor. Perhaps even some wisdom (read: wise-ass). Hopefully within the next few days, I’ll have some actual content, but for now, it’s just nice to be back. If you haven’t yet subscribed, please… Read more

June 24, 2019

To the well-meaning Christians, please stop. If a loving relationship between two adults is filled with mutual care, generosity, compassion, and respect, but those two adults are of the same gender, you call it sin. Meanwhile, as long as they are of opposite gender, you call a marriage where two people might treat each other with contempt, act abusively, or attempt to use and control one another, a holy union blessed by God. When you call loving and life-giving committed… Read more

June 5, 2019

On May 4, 2019, our friend and wildly popular author Rachel Held Evans passed away. At the time, I had no idea what to say. So, I said nothing. Instead, I partnered with my friends Meg Calvin, Jordan Butler, and Victoria Lybarger (under the name “The Unwonted”), and wrote a tribute song, which can be found at https://soundcloud.com/theunwonted/for-rachel. It is also embedded just below: The lyrics are below: For Rachel Quandaries of doctrine Shook her foundation Pressed pause on Sunday… Read more

May 15, 2019

I’m really excited to announce that I have a new podcast launching on May 20, 2019 with my best friend and fellow author Michael Machuga. But as of right now, the introductory episode is available at thebonfiresessions.podbean.com. If you follow the link, you can give this 15-minute episode a listen to see if this is a show you want on your regular rotation. In the episode, we introduce ourselves, the show, and why you should be listening. In case you… Read more

May 14, 2019

There are many stories throughout the Scriptures that teach us what happens when families fight. In fact, it could be argued that that is what a good majority of the book of Genesis is all about. From Cain and Abel to Jacob and Esau, all the way to Joseph and his older brothers, this book is chock full of family drama, vengeance, and out-and-out violence. These stories are not included without reason, however. It’s not just drama for the sake… Read more




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