Are We Wrong About Matt Walsh?

Is it possible we’ve gotten the wrong idea about Matt Walsh? I know I’ve been pretty hard on him, calling him a douchecanoe, a sick and delusional man and America’s shittiest Christian (and that’s just in the just the last few months). Okay, so the last one is new, but you know what I mean. Of […]

Esther’s Story

So, yesterday’s sermon at College Park Baptist Church was based on the story of Esther. I hear a lot of people who say this is their favorite one in the bible. And, really, who can blame them? The tale of Esther is great storytelling and has everything you could ever want: intrigue, revenge, misogyny, sex, violence. […]

I’ll Take Two Boxes, Please

Yesterday, during worship, the Daisy troop that meets at College Park Baptist Church introduced themselves and told us a few things they were doing, like purchasing stuffed animals to help children who have been resettled in our area (Greensboro has a history of welcoming refugees) and donating a portion of the money from cookie sales […]

5 More Men Women Shouldn’t Marry

Not long ago, Dr. Stephen Kim wrote a blog post that is stirring up the interwebs. Not in the way he hoped, I’m sure; but, stirring it up nonetheless. The post in question is titled 10 Women Christian Men Should Not Marry. Saying that it has the ladies upset is putting it mildly. Google the title […]

Where Are The Men?

In case you’re wondering, yes, that is a take-off on the title of a Tony Jones post. And, yes, it’s one that bit him in the ass (something that seems to happen to poor old TJ quite a bit). But, taking  a page out of his book, I’ve noticed something over the past few days. Almost […]

Man Up!

First of all, let me say that, although this is primarily addressed to men, it isn’t “just for men”. I only used that picture because I liked the image and couldn’t find one that didn’t have the “prayer meeting” line. That said, I’m not a big fan of the phrase “Man up” because it implies that the […]

Glass Houses

So far, it’s been one of those days. Not in a bad way, though; my snark-o-meter has been going babies (that’s an Adventure Time reference for all you hopeless squares). It’s always a good day when that happens. As usual, I began my writing process with some procrastinating surfing morning reflection. Just a few minutes in, I […]

Some People Are Just Assholes

More than a few progressives are troubled by the letters of the Apostle Paul and for good reason. Paul’s letters seem to condone misogyny, slavery and other forms of oppression in countless ways. But, perhaps even more troubling, his letters also contain some pretty good theology and have played a part in making us progressive Christians who […]

Defending the Indefensible

Because of the Ray Rice story, domestic violence is the hot topic lately and I’m a little pissed about that. I’m pissed because Janay Rice had to get punched and drug out of an elevator like a sack of laundry for this to become a topic of national conversation. I’m pissed because Americans only seem […]

Angels and Demons

  Spend even a few minutes listening to an evangelical/fundamentalist sermon and it’s almost inevitable that you’ll hear about angels and/or demons. It is a topic our more conservative brothers and sisters are not afraid to embrace. I, on the other hand, usually get uncomfortable when it comes up. I don’t have a problem talking about […]