May 9, 2018

I love the hymns I sang as a child, but so many of them are problematic. If you’re a progressive Christian who still appreciates hymns, then I’d like to hear from you. Read more

April 16, 2018

For any fans of science fiction and theology, I’d like to draw your attention to a new podcast I’m a part of, along with fellow-Patheos-blogger Keith Giles, plus Jennifer Neyhart and John Weldy. Read more

April 12, 2018

Come Sunday starts off with a familiar scenario. Our main character is seated on a plane next to a woman, and because he knows she’ll burn in hell for all of eternity if he doesn’t say something, he has to engage her in conversation in order to lead her to salvation. Read more

April 1, 2018

Everyone knows of the health risks associated with smoking a pipe. But no one ever warned me about the far greater risk it posed to my soul. I thus humbly offer my cautionary tale, in the hope that you may be spared my dreadful plight. Read more

March 21, 2018

We all have a faith, and we all have a religion, but the two aren’t always the same. And those of different faiths may well share the same religion. Read more

March 14, 2018

Jera Brown asks, “Why must it be silly to imagine that an embodied version of God could be anything other than a cis-gendered man?” Read more

January 29, 2018

Four years ago, I wrote a chapter for the book, Simple Church: Unity Within Diversity. Here’s where I now disagree with what I wrote back then. Read more

January 23, 2018

Here are a few reasons why I think that Jesus may have been intersex. That is, his physical anatomy was neither distinctly male nor distinctly female. Read more

January 16, 2018

Despite my opposition to Donald Trump, I chose not to vote in the 2016 United States presidential election. Here’s why I’ve now changed my mind. Read more

January 8, 2018

David is nothing short of abusive toward his wives. But Solomon appears to truly love his wives. How do patriarchy and polygamy play into all this? Read more

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