Is The Double Standard Crumbling?

  Sometime in the last year or so, I started getting email notifications from Relevant magazine with links to current stories appearing in the print version. You’re probably wondering why a somewhat progressive, curmudgeonly old fart like me hasn’t unsubscribed from a Christian magazine aimed at millenials; especially one that has ties to Strang Communications, […]

Broken? Part II

The whole broken people/original sin thing is kind of big deal to Christians, conservative and progressive alike. They tend to look at in different ways, though.  For those of a more conservative bent, original sin and the brokenness of humanity is a given. It’s one of those absolute truths some folks like to talk about: it […]

The Flintstones Bible

Okay, I’m going to say up front today’s entry might be offensive to some folks. And, if it’s not offensive, you’ll probably find it stupid. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Anyway, every time I hear from the Young Earth Creationists, I’m immediately reminded of the Flintstones. For all you youngsters (or old folks who’ve forgotten your […]

Why Didn’t You Tell Me That?

I’m going to start this with a massive understatement: Christians spend a lot of time with the Bible. It’s like our guidebook or something.  Great theological arguments are conducted over what it means, how to interpret it, whether it’s infallible or inerrant, etc.  I think we all agree the Bible is where God’s ultimate truth is revealed and that’s […]