What Does That Say About Us?

Yesterday, Patheos blogger David Henson said, “A saint’s scheduled execution was widely protested and decried in Georgia. A sinner’s scheduled execution in Texas was largely ignored.” He was referring to the way progressive Christians erupted in protest of Kelly Gissendaner’s postponed execution, while remaining remarkably silent about today’s scheduled execution of Manuel Vasquez in Texas. He […]

Pro-life? Really?

During the past election season, we heard much from the right about abortion and the right to life. Several Republican-led state legislatures attempted to pass laws requiring pretty intrusive measures, like trans-vaginal ultra-sounds and mandatory counseling and waiting periods before the procedure. All this is basically a way to get around Roe v. Wade, a Supreme Court decision […]

A Few Christian Truths

Christians like to talk about truth.  Well, that’s not really accurate, is it?  What Christians really like to do is claim they are in possession of the ultimate truth.  It seems to me, though, that many times that “truth” is narrow-minded, exclusive and just plain mean-spirited.  The other day, I saw a photo on Facebook listing 25 […]

UnChristian PtII

Last night, at 11:08, Troy Davis breathed his last, courtesy of the State of Georgia.  Davis was convicted of the 1989 murder of off-duty police officer Mark McPhail.  I’m not going to talk about Davis’ guilt or innocence, except to say that his guilt is far from certain.   In fact, I’m not going to say much […]