July 13, 2019

It’s high time for me to come out of the closet. No, I’m not gay, but as a recovering conservative Christian, I’ve been too closeted in my support of LGBT rights. It’s not that I have not publicly supported the LGBT community, I have and have written many times about my frustrations with the way conservative Christians treat the topic of homosexuality. However, I’ve been too wishy-washy in attacking the idea that homosexuality is a sin. I’ve always waffled, saying… Read more

July 10, 2019

It is amazing what kinds of fireworks people can now obtain for personal use. We’ve come a long way from the sparklers, bottle rockets, and firecrackers of my youth. Today, you can have fireworks displays in your own back yard that would rival the displays towns put on for the fourths of July of my youth. This past Independence Day, my wife and I were driving back home from an afternoon visiting my parents. The drive takes about an hour… Read more

July 5, 2019

I know, I know, this is supposed to be the “Empathy Mine”. I’m supposed to be looking for empathy. I’ve tried, God knows I’ve tried…but I’m running low on patience. If you’ve read much of what I have written, you know that I was once numbered among the ranks of conservative Christians. So, yes, I’ve been able to find some empathy for my conservative Christian friends. But it’s getting tougher and tougher to understand how any Christian can continue to… Read more

June 25, 2019

Man, you ought to see my neighbors! I can’t find a righteous one in the bunch. One of them stumbles home drunk just about every night. One is so big from his gluttonous lifestyle that he can barely walk. A woman across the street has been married three or four times and it seems like there’s a different car parked in her driveway every night. Oh, and I hear she’s had an abortion or two, as well. I can’t prove… Read more

June 20, 2019

It’s apparent that most conservative Christians don’t understand the Constitution. Either that, or they intentionally distort the intent of the founders of our nation in order to push the agenda that suits their warped world view. Long ago, conservative Christian leadership, both religious and political,  took control of the narrative on freedom. They misrepresented the intent of the founders and melted down the Constitution and Bill of Rights, poured it into the chalice of their interpretation of scripture, and distributed… Read more

June 14, 2019

Do you believe in miracles? If you consider yourself a Christian, I suppose that belief is a prerequisite. I’m sure a lot of non-Christians also believe in miracles, but I also expect that there will be some who will read this article and belittle such belief as the stuff of fairytales. Whatever the case is with you, I would still like to tell you about a miracle that recently happened within my family…and it’s not the first miracle that has… Read more

June 4, 2019

Sometimes you have to travel in order to find healing new perspectives. In our work-a-day routines, God can sometimes slip our minds. In the tumultuous seas of politics, it can sometimes feel like God has abandoned us. We often get caught up in what feels like a race against time. Sometimes it’s good to be reminded that, in that race, time always wins. I am writing this from my hotel room in Seattle. My family has been on a two… Read more

May 13, 2019

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. –John 1.5 It’s been over two years now and I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that Donald Trump is president. What makes the whole thing even harder to understand is the fact that he has somehow maintained the Christian Right as his most important support base. I will never comprehend how any person who calls him/herself a Christian can look to Donald J. Trump… Read more

May 10, 2019

Back in December, I wrote an article called, “The Last Days of Trump.” It was my reaction to the ESPN documentary, “The Last Days of Knight,” about the fall of the legendary Indiana basketball coach. That doc made it very clear to me how similar Knight and Trump are, as well as their die-hard supporters. Just days before I wrote that article, Knight came out to support Trump at a rally in Indianapolis, which was held a mere 5 miles… Read more

May 8, 2019

Ten years ago, I was right where I thought I was supposed to be. Everything about my surroundings and the culture in which I was immersed told me that I should be very happy with my life. But I didn’t like me very much back then. Back then, I was slowly approaching a crossroads and facing a heavy decision. For nearly a decade, I had been an NRA card-carrying conservative Christian. I was in deep for a few years. For… Read more

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