I Hate That F**cking List

So, Listly’s “Christian Blogs You Should Be Reading” 2014 edition is out and, happily, the top 25 reads like a who’s who of progressive/emergent Christian bloggers. Rachel Held Evans is holding down the top spot, followed by Benjamin Corey’s Formerly Fundie, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Jamie, The Very Worst Missionary and, this one makes me particularly happy, […]

Is It Possible?

I began blogging a little over four years ago, after my first bout with cancer and a heart issue caused by the chemotherapy. I mention that because it’s sort of thing makes you take stock of your life and I did. It was then that I began to realize my long-held conservative values  were at odds […]

Hang Him!!!

That damn Tony Jones has done it again, saying controversial stuff and pissing off people all over the internet. This time, it was the atheists. Normally, I wouldn’t care because atheists are infidels who are bound for hell wearing gasoline underwear. But why let something as trivial as that interfere with the opportunity to vent […]

All Week Long

I want to warn you, the posting schedule here may be a little off this week. That’s because I’m taking on a pretty big project: building a teardrop camper. First popular in the 1930’s and 40’s, teardrops are small campers that resemble, well, a teardrop. For example:               You can, […]

How Firm a Foundation?

I have a need for routine. Due to a nice dollop of Attention Deficit Disorder, if I don’t follow at least a few, nothing gets done. Unfortunately my ADD is accompanied by a soupçon of Obsessive Compulsive disorder, which can make finding a balance a little challenging. While my love of routine rarely lasts all day, […]

The Spirit Moves

Regular readers of But Not Yet have probably noticed that I don’t say much about the Holy Spirit. There’s a reason for that: the Holy Spirit makes me uncomfortable. Not necessarily in that convicted way, that I should be doing something different. No, she makes me uneasy because of some past experiences. For that to make sense, […]

Is Emergence a Clique?

One of the biggest criticisms conservative evangelicals have of emergence Christianity is that for all it’s proclaimed tolerance, they don’t feel welcome. Now, it can be said with no little bit of credibility that, while they are welcome, a lot of what they say is not. But, their criticisms have some merit, too. Because, sometimes, emergent circles […]

Whose Truth?

I don’t write about the Catholic Church much. Not so much because I disagree with them, but because they are outside my frame of reference. I’ve only been to a couple of Catholic services in my life and, as a southerner, that whole hierarchy and papal infallibility thing makes me itch. If I don’t write […]

Um, Really?

Unless you live under a rock, you know the Boy Scouts of America recently allowed gay kids to be in their club. Or, as Jesse Berney said in The Guardian, “There have always been gay children in the Boy Scouts. What changed yesterday is that they won’t kick you out if you tell people you’re […]

From a White Man

Last night, I watched “Open Conversation Take 2: Toward Mutual Liberation“. Well, I watched part of it. It ran kinda long and one of the people I really wanted to hear, Kimberly Knight, lost her internet connection and wasn’t able to participate. But, it also had Anthony Smith, Steve Knight and Holly Roach, people I like and […]