Benefit of a Doubt

A couple of days ago, I wrote “the situation faced by (Moral Monday) protesters who’ve been arrested is a relatively safe one”. Today, as happens on occasion, I have to eat those words. A couple of hours after that post went up, I read on the Love Wins Facebook page that Shon McClain, one their people, […]

God is not a Jerk

The idea that bad stuff happens because God is punishing us for our sin isn’t new; people have saying this kind of thing about as long as they’ve been able to form conscious thought. A quick read shows the Old Testament is filled with verses proclaiming tragedies to be God’s judgment on humankind. I can […]

Is God Going to Burn it All Up?

At the latest Catalyst conference, Mark Driscoll said “I know who made the environment and he’s coming back and going to burn it all up. So yes, I drive an SUV.” This is the perfect lead in to talk about environmental stewardship. Regardless of what Brother Mark and his compatriots might say, we are given the […]