How NOT to Love Your Neighbor

I get accused (by well-meaning friends and family) of only talking about what I think is wrong with the world in general and the Christian community in particular. I do listen and, every now and then, step down off my soapbox for a little while. But, every time I promise myself that I’m going to start being […]

Does You Really Think He Cares?

Friday, I shared the picture to the left on Facebook. I like it because it’s nice and snarky. I’ll admit I shared it to get a rise out of people. And, it worked. Within a few minutes, a friend of mine said ” I really don’t think its appropriate to refer to Jesus Christ as a hippie freak”.  […]

Reluctantly

If there’s an issue more polarizing than abortion, I don’t know what it would be. On the right, you have groups like Randall Terry’s Operation Rescue, who plan on running graphic anti-abortion ads during the Superbowl showing aborted fetuses.  They’re able to do this by exploiting an FCC regulation that requires a station to run ads for a campaign […]

From The Lighter Side

I haven’t been having much fun here lately.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I’m unhappy with what I’ve been doing.  But, the truth is I’m nowhere near as serious in real life as I am on this website.  Every once in a while, though, I let silly side out to play and it’s time I did […]

Really?

You know how it feels when your words come back and bite you in the ass? Yeah, me too. Unfortunately, I think I’m about to experience that once again. The other day, I wrote an article about people calling themselves “spiritual, but not religious” titled, of all things, “Spiritual, But not Religious“.  In it, I talked about how saying […]

Spiritual But Not Religious

     To be perfectly honest, this phrase has always smacked of copping out to me.  Yes, I’m aware a lot of that is rooted in my own prejudice.  And, yes, I know there are plenty of people adhere to other beliefs, things like Buddhism or other eastern faiths.  I know that some people don’t really have a specific belief system and […]

Religion and Politics

It is conventional wisdom that if you want to stay friends with someone, you don’t discuss religion and politics with them. In the hyper-politicized climate we live in (especially when the election cycle cranks up), discussing politics isn’t optional; it’s required. And, in a lot the circles I run in, religion is the same. Needless […]

Jesus Is the Reason for the Season?

Actually, he’s kinda not, but you’re going to hear this a lot for the next few weeks.  Especially since the official propaganda apparatus of the Republican Party (Fox News) claims there”s a war on Christmas.  Plus, Rick Perry has decided that the culture wars give him the best shot at eating into Newt Gingrich’s lead […]