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 […]

Not All Like That

Yesterday, I heard about something called The Not All Like That Christians Project. It’s a website where Christians can upload videos of themselves telling gay folks that we’re not all like Tony Perkins, Bryan Fischer and the others who say ugly things about LGBT folks. It’s done with the best of intentions, but I have a […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Am I a Racist?

Last week, Tony Jones, blogger, pastor and Theologian-in-residence at Solomon’s Porch, was involved in what he referred to as a “kerfuffle“. That’s a strange word (which means a disturbance or fuss) to use, considering the ass-kicking he took over some remarks he made in  couple of speaking engagements. Rest assured I’m not here to add to Tony’s discomfort. I’ve seen him speak […]

It’s How You Say It

Lately, I’ve been speaking to people who are feeling disaffected by their current faith situation and are looking for something different. Today, however, I’m talking to my progressive friends. And, I want to tell some of you, you’re not helping. Look, I know some of the things our more conservative brothers and sisters say and […]

Seriously? But, Not Literally

I was talking to someone close to me this morning and found out she believes in complementarianism (is that actually a word?). I also found out that while my attitude is “live and let live” with people I don’t know, it is much less so when it comes to people I care about. I do not care […]