I Hate That F**cking List

So, Listly’s “Christian Blogs You Should Be Reading” 2014 edition is out and, happily, the top 25 reads like a who’s who of progressive/emergent Christian bloggers. Rachel Held Evans is holding down the top spot, followed by Benjamin Corey’s Formerly Fundie, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Jamie, The Very Worst Missionary and, this one makes me particularly happy, […]

Obsession and Forgiveness

You may have noticed that I didn’t post here on Friday. That’s because Friday was the “day from Hell”. This week, Diana and I were are enjoying our semi-annual visit to Florida. Before we left, however, there were a few thing I needed to take care of: a) get the car serviced, b) do some math homework and take a […]

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 […]

I… Am… A… Nerd

The past week, I feel like I’ve been on the edge of burning out on the blogging thing. A couple of days ago, I started 3 different pieces before I finally found one that didn’t bore the hell out of me. That’s not to say I was excited about it, though; only that I was […]

Privilege, It’s What’s for Dinner.

One of my favorite people in the whole world is Kimberly Knight. Her Coming Out Christian blog on Patheos is a must-read for me, we’re Facebook and Twitter friends and we even know each other in real life. A church and tech nerd of the first order, she’s “down with the J-man” and a Jesus […]

I’m Probably Doing it Wrong

Everything I’ve ever read about blogging and increasing your readership says that you should engage with your audience by responding to comments about whatever it is you’ve written. Unfortunately, I suck at that. You see, when I write something, I’ve generally said all I have to say on the subject and I’m ready to move […]

Being a Prophet Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Even if you’re a self-appointed one, like myself, you’re not going to be popular. That’s because being a prophet means saying things that people don’t want to hear. Most of the time, I avoid this by talking about people who will never read this blog; people who, if they knew me, would probably consider me a […]