October 22, 2019

I’m pretty tired of what the Church has become. As far as I can tell, in many denominations, there is very little left of what the Church is supposed to be. No one should ever enter a church and be uncomfortable because they are made to feel unworthy of being there. Yet, millions of people have left their churches for that very reason. Churches are pretty good at conveying the message that no one is worthy of God’s grace. It’s… Read more

October 11, 2019

My most recent piece, I Dreamed I Was Dreaming, received quite a few comments on the social media pages on which it was shared. Most of the comments were supportive of the things I wrote. But like many writers, I often tend to skim over the supportive comments and dwell on the few that take issue with me. One person apparently didn’t like what I wrote and didn’t care for all the people who’d posted positive comments, either. He wrote… Read more

October 10, 2019

I dreamed I was dreaming when an unscrupulous, misogynistic, billionaire reality tv star announced his candidacy for the presidency. That couldn’t possibly be true. I dreamed I was dreaming when Trump selected Mike Pence as his running mate after I had just watched Mr. Pence severely damage Indiana’s public education and bring a cloud of shame over the Hoosier state with his bigoted anti-LGBTQ agenda. I cringed as I saw so many conservative Christians from my state hold Pence up… Read more

October 7, 2019

The Trump era has seen a growing division in the American Church. The direction the current administration has taken America has caused millions of Christians to feel very uncomfortable being associated with the politics supported by their churches and the majority of their fellow parishioners. Mirroring what is happening in society at large, battle lines have been drawn across American Christendom. There are the fundamentalists who cling steadfastly to the idea that Christianity is, by nature, politically conservative and the… Read more

October 4, 2019

It goes against every instinct I have to write this article. I never would have written it even five years ago. I’m basically a private person who doesn’t easily share my inner-most thoughts, especially not my darker aspects. That private nature actually played a significant role in what got me into the mess I’m about to share. I’ve begun to open up since I started my blogging career. I’ve become much more willing to share my opinions and have been… Read more

October 3, 2019

Anyone with an ounce of objectivity has been aware that President Trump has been slipping deeper and deeper into a mental health crisis. You can look at his eyes and see that there is a very tired, frightened, and confused person behind them. I’ve known this on some level since the beginning, but his descent into paranoia-fueled madness is escalating at an alarming rate. There is no longer (if there ever was) any logical reason for anyone to want to… Read more

September 30, 2019

Donald Trump is in big trouble, and for many good reasons. As the House pushes forward with the impeachment hearings, a part of me feels great relief and another part of me feels great anxiety. I want to be happy at the prospect of finally being rid of this terrible blot on American history, but I can’t. There is a large part of me that is dreading what could follow this monumental moment in our history. Before I lay out… Read more

September 25, 2019

Dear Donald, You may be surprised to hear this from me, given how much I’ve written in protest against your behavior and policies, but I’m going to miss you when you’re gone. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll probably have a hard time containing my glee when you step out of the White House for the final time. But a selfish part of me, down deep inside, will miss you. You see, in a very round-about and bizarre way, you’ve made… Read more

September 23, 2019

I’m tired. The last several years have been hard on a lot of us. I’ll be honest, when I made the commitment to begin writing as a member of the progressive Christian Trump resistance movement, I didn’t fully know what I was getting into. I never imagined that I’d end up with a platform where my opinions and thoughts would be read by tens of thousands of people every month. In my wildest dreams, I never thought my pieces would… Read more

September 20, 2019

A lot of the things I write get shared on some large social media platforms. Most of those tend to be sites for progressive Christians. Recently, I’ve noticed that there is a growing contingent of conservative Christians who’ve joined these sites to offer counter-arguments in the comment sections. I have absolutely no problem with that, in fact, I welcome it. When I write a piece about politics from a progressive Christian’s perspective, I do so hoping that some of the… Read more

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