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October 09, 2018
The Monetization of Mass Shootings: What Happens When Industries Start to Profit From Mass Shootings?
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September 18, 2018
Is Getting Drunk a Sin?
Is Getting Drunk a Sin? "Mostly everybody in the Bible seemed to love wine except...
September 05, 2018
Cynicism in the Age of Disinformation…
“These are paid protestors folks… protestors are paid a lot of money by the DNC.”...
September 02, 2018
The Forgotten Meaning of Labor Day
The Meaning of Labor Day Guest Post Written By Tylor Standley Let us remember the...
August 29, 2018
Debunking Common Myths We’ve Come to Believe About American Health Care
Debunking Common Myths We’ve Come to Believe About American Health Care Fun Fact: We’re not...
June 03, 2018
Why I Don’t Care About What Roseanne Barr or Samantha Bee Said…
Why I Don’t Care About What Roseanne Barr or Samantha Bee Said... "Rome is burning...
April 23, 2018
On Loving Difficult People And, Being Loved as a “Difficult Person”…
Saying “difficult people/person,” it’s both redundant and untrue. Because, while we’re each uniquely different, none...
April 22, 2018
Breaking the Cycle of a Toxic and Meaningless Negativity
Having been in and out of both progressive and conservative circles, communities, schools, and churches...
April 19, 2018
Are You Being Straw Manned?
Whatever happened to that "liberal" part of the Christian movement that was actually about doing...
March 07, 2018
6 Tips On How Married Christians Can Embrace Single Adults
Written by Christena Cleveland (Note: Since many pastors, church leaders, and readers of this blog...
January 15, 2018
Anesthesiological Heresy: How our American Gospel Segregates Us and then Keeps Us From Serving the Poor and the Powerless
In late August in the summer of 1968 a young civil rights activist took stage...
January 08, 2018
The Struggle of Calling People Into Spaces that Don’t Welcome the Marginalized
TL;DR This year a group of my friends decided to spend Christmas together. We're a very...
December 13, 2017
Revolution of Niceness: Differentiating Between Good and Nice
I'm not sure anyone else within white Americanized Christianity, is saying it so I will: The...
October 10, 2017
Imposing Order Into An Otherwise Chaotic World
Imposing Order Into Chaos Things aren’t good. Well, if you’ve turned on the TV recently...
September 27, 2017
Weapons of Mass Distraction: When People Throw Hate You’re Being Effective at Something
It’s too easy to get sucked into the negativity that is so prevalent in this...
September 15, 2017
Gay and Progressive at Liberty University
"This is what it’s like to be in a minority attending a school built by...
August 24, 2017
What Happens When You Lose Your Religion?
What Happens When You Lose Your Religion? Here’s the thing, when “Worship services begin to...
July 26, 2017
A Dissipating Rage Against the Machine (Correctly Dealing With Anger Towards the Church)
Dealing with an anger towards the "church"... Joy is not something handed to you; joy...
July 22, 2017
Returning To Sunday (Part 1 of 100)
Returning To Sunday (Part 1 of 100)... I've been church shopping. There's so much in...
July 18, 2017
If We Know How to End Poverty, Why Has Poverty Not Ended?
It’s said that 45 million US citizens suffer from abject poverty; ”13.1 million children in...
July 09, 2017
A Brief Note on People Who Deliberately Try to Bring You Down
The other day I was meeting with a friend and we were just chatting about...
May 29, 2017
Heroin Addictions And Why I’m Still Not Married…
“As we all know-or should know-we can’t aim straight for happiness; rather, happiness is an...
April 29, 2017
The Cost of Joy: “But We Rejoice in Our Sufferings…”
Joy is not the absence of pain; it’s the presence of meaning and intimacy [regardless...
April 24, 2017
“But We Rejoice in Our Sufferings…”
Just keepin' it real, but, the past two years, life has just completely and utterly...
March 11, 2017
Failing Forward: A Lesson Learned From Repeatedly Learning Nothing
This morning I felt as if I was Tom Hanks character from the Cast Away...
February 15, 2017
The Weirdest Christian Belief I Still Stand By: Heaven is For Real
So, here’s the thing, as much as my theology over the course of the past...
February 08, 2017
Who Would Jesus Bomb: Is Violence Ever a Means to Effective Justice?
Who Would Jesus Bomb? I’m rarely on Facebook these days, but, recently, I hopped on...
September 28, 2016
Identity: Who You Are Is Not Defined By What They Say
I don't know about you, but, I struggle with insecurity. Like, crippling amounts of deeply embedded...
September 19, 2016
What the Truman Show Says About Inner Religious Freedom
In the movie The Truman Show, the director of Truman's show, is asked "Why do you...
September 01, 2016
On Lynching Colin Kaepernick
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