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 […]

Not Our Best Week

Last Friday, a friend posted the following on Facebook: “People of earth: This was not your best week. You can do better. Seriously.” He was right. It was not our best week. Hell, it wasn’t even our best day. Friday, July 18 2014, is a day that evil reigned. Last Friday, we woke up to the news […]

Did it Really Happen That Way?

So much that gets said about Easter seems to focus on death, sacrifice and punishment. I swear, 364 days of the year, all I hear about is how Jesus “died for my sins”. Easter Sunday is, of couse, the 365th day. Then,  my social media feed blows up with pictures of an empty tomb that have “He is […]

God Has A Plan

Recently, a friend posted the following on Facebook: “Ok…so, allegedly, god loves everyone. So…why does that person have cancer and you do not? Or why did that man’s family die in a tsunami but yours is still here? Why were you born in America and they were born in Rwanda? It seems to me that […]

Broken?

Over the weekend, Mark Sandlin (pastor and author of The God Article) posted the following Facebook status: Christianity has it wrong. We are not broken. We are not fallen. We are not flawed. We are simply fragile. We are beautifully distractible. We are self-invested because of love but that love also gives us a slight […]

Is Walmart the Anti-Christ?

If there is a corporation that is guaranteed to get a progressive, hipster Christian’s drawers in a knot, it’s Walmart. But, contrary to what some might say, Walmart is not evil and it is not the anti-Christ (maybe it is, but we’ll get to that another time). Do they have some crappy business practices? Yes, […]

Lies My Science Teacher Told Me

Following up yesterday’s post, The Flintstones Bible, I want to talk to you about some of the lies my science teachers told me. I know they’re lies because Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), a physician with an M.D. and a B.S. in chemistry and member of the House Science committee, said so. Last year, speaking at the […]