The Spray-Tanned, Tiny Handed Devil

Over the weekend, I offered space here on “The Progressive Redneck” to anyone who is a member of the groups worried about their future under a Donald Trump presidency. The first person to take me up on that offer is my friend, Joshua Allen. I first met Josh when I was volunteering at Love Wins Ministries […]

Christians For Trump Pt…, Oh, Who Cares

Since the beginning of the year, I have written several pieces about the tangerine-hued hairball the Republican Party has hacked up on our political rug, aka Donald Trump. Most of them have focused on my bewilderment at evangelical Christians support of Trump and the fact that, no matter what he says or does, the man’s […]

It’s All Hallows Eve…, Eve

I’m a little disappointed in you, evangelicals. In years past, I could always count on you for prime blog fodder during this season. Your War on Halloween used to be a wonderous (and, let’s face it, hilarious) combination of ignorance and fear that pushed you to outlandish extremes which were then used for evangelism; i.e. […]

Gungor And Genesis

As there is a glut of articles flying around the blogosphere about Robin Williams (some good, some bad and some ugly), I’m going to refrain from including my voice in that cacophony. By this point, anything I could say has already been said and, if I said it anyway, would be a transparent attempt to […]

God Hates Yoga Pants?

Recently, David Hayward (aka nakedpastor) published a cartoon about God and yoga pants. Now, you may not be aware of this (I know I wasn’t), but yoga pants are a big issue in evangelical circles. Why is that? Because yoga pants are “revealing” and “very attractive to men”. This is a problem because, apparently, men […]

It’s How You Say It

Lately, I’ve been speaking to people who are feeling disaffected by their current faith situation and are looking for something different. Today, however, I’m talking to my progressive friends. And, I want to tell some of you, you’re not helping. Look, I know some of the things our more conservative brothers and sisters say and […]

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 […]

Is the Church Failing Young People? PtIV

Science vs Religion Today, we talk about the idea that churches are antagonistic to science. Now, the Barna study actually says that “churches come across as antagonistic to science”. I italicized “come across” because I think they’re weasel words. Let’s face it, churches are antagonistic to science. Not all churches, of course, but many of […]

Halloween’s A-Coming

And, you know what that means: evangelical Christian groups everywhere are breaking out their favorite alternatives to battle Satan on “his” holiday.  Unfortunately, most of those alternatives are a lame imitation of Halloween.  Some evangelical churches have what they call “Hallelujah Night”, a fall festival with games, trunk or treating and fun stuff.  Some churches pull out […]