If You Don’t Work, You Don’t Eat

  The other day, I found this site called The Onion and it is great. I mean, yeah, that’s a weird name and all, but they have some killer articles on there. Like the one about the woman who’s an expert on what poor people should have in their shopping carts (now, that’s a needed service) […]

Defending Driscoll?

Recently, it has come to our attention that Mark Driscoll is a bullying asshole. That’s not really a revelation of startling proportions, is it? I mean, we already knew he was a bullying asshole. But now, we have  new information to reinforce that fact. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, a little over 10 […]

Smokescreens

This week has been a good one for The Progressive Redneck. The last two posts have generated some interesting conversation and Wednesday’s piece about modesty is my most popular post yet (if you haven’t read it, go here and see what all the shouting’s about). At the risk of beating a dead horse, I’m going […]

God Hates Yoga Pants?

Recently, David Hayward (aka nakedpastor) published a cartoon about God and yoga pants. Now, you may not be aware of this (I know I wasn’t), but yoga pants are a big issue in evangelical circles. Why is that? Because yoga pants are “revealing” and “very attractive to men”. This is a problem because, apparently, men […]

Courageous?

Recently, I saw this picture on Facebook and it rankled. It’s from the movie,  Courageous.  I don’t know much more about it than what I see in this picture and I’m kind of glad about that. Because anything that presents this image of fatherhood isn’t exactly what you’d call my cup of tea. If you’re wondering why, […]

The-idiocy

In case you’re wondering, the word in the title is a corruption the word “theodicy”. I changed it to “the-idiocy” because (brace yourself, I’m about to use a bad word) some people have fucked-up ideas about how God works, i. e. God caused so-and-so to happen so God could reveal God’s glory. Oh sure, they don’t say […]

The Spirit Of The Law

I am a huge Gareth Higgins fan. The man has a way of taking ideas that have danced around in my head for a long time and reducing them to a few, taut, concise sentences. A few years ago, in Memphis, he said “The Gospel is not “Don’t say ‘fuck’. It’s not ‘Don’t sleep with […]