June 13, 2015

But they’ll remember, by and by. Read more

June 11, 2015

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! Welcome to the first of three rounds in this Head to Head debate sponsored by Patheos.com! Read more

June 10, 2015

I’m doing an online debate on “Evangelism in the Workplace: Is Sharing your Faith Ever Appropriate?” But before that, this. Read more

June 8, 2015

If you’ve been sexually abused, the last thing on earth you need to worry about is forgiving your abuser. Read more

June 4, 2015

When I was thirty-eight years old, I felt broken. I had a terrible past I couldn’t psychologically shake. I smoked too much weed and drank too much booze. I had no career and didn’t want one, because the only thing I’d ever cared about being was a writer. Two years before I’d had a spate of good luck in that regard, when, within a one week period, I had fourteen short stories accepted for publication in as many solid little literary… Read more

June 2, 2015

Today my friend and fellow Patheos blogger Ben Corey posted a piece entitled Why You’re Completely Unable To Judge Caitlyn Jenner (Or Anyone Else). The point of Ben’s essay was to say … well, this: Only God knows why Caitlyn is transgender, and therefore, only God can judge (a) if she’s sinning or not, and (b) if she has any level of culpability in it. … You’ll never know the full story, and you have to know it in order to judge… Read more

May 29, 2015

A pastor of the same fundamentalist denomination as the Duggars wants victims of abuse to know they’re psychotic, and should be having fun. Read more

May 29, 2015

I was walking in a park near my home this morning when, miraculously, I snapped the photo above. I managed to catch the kitten before it scampered away after its vicious attack, which scratched the ear of the guy on the left pretty good. It’s a feral cat, basically. But I am convinced that with some patience, understanding, and perhaps a little electro-shock therapy, the creature stands at least a chance of being restored to its natural, loving self. And so… Read more

May 26, 2015

She wants to confess her secret. She’s told to keep quiet unless she makes a promise that she knows she can’t keep. Read more

May 24, 2015

Jesus was hardly Mr. Turn That Frown Upside Down. Read more




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