Religious Morons(s) of the Moment

We’re taking a break from our series about how Jesus changed the world today. I’m doing this because pastor (and use the term loosely) Terry Jones of Florida has done it again. He’s not alone this time, however. He’s backing a movie made by Sam Bacile called “Innocence of Muslims”. Because of that, these two idiots […]

A New Series Pt IV Deja Voodoo

via YouTube Part IV of our series on the six ways Jesus changed the world deals with forgiveness. Truthfully, I could combine the last three using today’s subject…, and I think I will,  just not all at once. Which is not really combining is it? Oh well. It’s 9-11 again and, as usual, I’ve been dreading it for a week now. I suppose you’re […]

Part of Two of Our Series: Everybody Learns

Education is a theme that doesn’t often get associated with Jesus, but He had a hand in changing it, also. Before Jesus, education tended to be reserved for the élite. In Israelite culture, around the age of 5, young boys spent a good part of their day in synagogue memorizing the Torah. Those who showed […]

That’s Not Love

I hate beating a dead horse, but I guess there are some things that need to be repeated. Perhaps, even, ad nauseam. Evidently, the idea that being loving means attacking people over one of the things that makes up who we are is one of them. I say this because last night I showed my […]

Christian Moron of the Moment

Last week, I started a new series called “Christian Dick of the Moment”. After some discussion over the appropriateness of the word “dick” with Diana, I put the question to some online friends and decided to change it to “moron”. Two reasons 1) The word “dick” wouldn’t work if I was featuring a woman and […]

I Hope…

After spending over twenty years on the streets of Raleigh, NC as a firefighter, I know a little about the  homeless and poor population of our fair city. There are addicts, alcoholics, the abused and the used. And, many of them have one thing in common: no hope. You can see in their eyes if you […]

Christian Dick of the Moment

I’ve been trying to find some kind of signature piece for this blog besides standing on my soapbox and railing at whatever’s pissed me off. Christian Piatt has his “Church Sign Epic Fails” series. Matthew Paul Turner covers pictures and signs with bad theology. Not wanting to copy these guys because you dear reader, deserve at least semi-0riginal […]

Not What I Wanted; About What I Expected

For the record, I do not condone the shooting at the Family Research Council’s Washington offices. I pray for the swift recovery of security guard Leo Johnson and anyone affected by this terrible act. I also pray for Floyd Corkins, the shooter, that he may see that  violence isn’t the way. I had hoped that […]

Bless Your Heart

Things are going straight to hell these days. The picture you see to the left is graffiti painted on a Chik-fil-a. Is it just me, or is there something wrong with that? I know what they’ve done and I don’t eat there anymore, but that’s as far as I’m willing to take it. Painting “Don’t […]

Republican Jesus

I don’t know if you’ve heard the term “Republican Jesus” or not, but you’ve seen the results of the thinking behind it all over the place. According to Uncyclepedia, “Republican Jesus is the central figure in the Republican religion” and is “most certainly white-skinned (as pictured right) even though he (unfortunately) comes from the Middle […]