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 […]

Are You a Bigot?

Probably not, but you’ve more than likely said bigoted things and didn’t even realize it. You may be wondering if you are a bigot. If you are, that’s a good thing. It means you’re acknowledging that you may have said or done things in the past that were hurtful to others and you don’t want to […]

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 […]

What Am I Talking About?

In “A Changed Man” I said I wanted to make “this new/old way of looking at Christianity accessible to that are struggling with the “cognitive dissonance” I spoke of earlier so that they don’t have to go through all the crap I did to get here.” So, what am I talking about? Basically, progressive Christianity, […]

A Changed Man

Yesterday was a pretty good day. The weather was nice, I got spend some unexpected time with Diana and, I got to hang out with my brother from another mother, Hugh Hollowell. It was, for us, a remarkably focused conversation. We both have just the tiniest touch of ADD (each of us combined having the […]

Who Helps the Helpers?

Yesterday was a reminder of just what a broken, fucked-up world we live in. Someone decided it would suit their purposes to detonate two bombs in area around the finish line of the Boston Marathon killing 3 people (including an eight-year-old boy) and wounding at least 176 others. We don’t know what those purposes are […]

The Women

 Luke 24:1-12 was the sermon text for yesterday’s Easter service at College Park Baptist Church. Reading this, you’ll notice that the first witnesses to Jesus’ resurrection were women. If you go back one chapter to the account of his crucifixion and death, you’ll notice that women were the witnesses to that event, too. In fact, there is […]

Of Robs, Hillarys and Marriage

Never being one to miss out on a band wagon, I want to throw in my two cents about the spate of celebrities that have come out as an LGBT ally in the last week. Everybody else has and lot of them seem to be upset. First, though, a little background. Since Rob Portman had […]

The Art of Manliness

Yesterday, I wrote about Mark Driscoll’s “Act Like a Man” conference. Now, whenever I write something,  I always include a picture related to the subject of the article and yesterday was no exception. In looking for that perfect picture, I came across a few that showed me just how skewed our ideas of manliness and […]

Act Like a Man?

Mark Driscoll has a new conference heading our way this fall called “Act Like Men”. According to Matthew Paul Turner, “It appears to be just like Promise Keepers, except with beer drinkers and free rulers for measuring things”. God knows, Pastor Mark has plenty to say on this subject (manhood, not measuring…, things); in fact , he […]